The Lost Books of the Bible

The Lost Books of the Bible

by William Hone

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This collection of 16th and 17th century English translations of Apocryphal biblical texts by William Wake and Jeremiah Jones was first gathered together by William Hone and published collectively in 1820. Supposedly these texts were excised from the official biblical canon over the first few centuries of Christianity. Included in this collection are various accounts of Jesus, his birth and infant life, and epistles of various disciples and other biblical figures. “The Lost Books of Bible” is an essential work for students of biblical history which provides depth and historical context for many of the events regarding Jesus’ life depicted in the New Testament. For what reason these texts were stricken from the official canon by the fathers of the church is not known, however contemporary source material does reliably date many of these texts to at least the 2nd century A.D., if not earlier, thus giving them a provenance that can at the very least assert these documents as important in the development of the biblical canon.

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ISBN-13: 9781420956627
Publisher: Publishing
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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The Lost Books of the Bible 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
EugeneTX More than 1 year ago
I would give this book and A+ except for the gross editing error located in the last paragraph at the bottom of page 13 where the second sentence begins with "The first council of Nice...". This is entirely incorrect as the council was convened by Constantine at the city of Nicaea in the Roman Province of Bithynia which is present day Iznik, Turkey. This was done in the year 325 AD. The correction needs to be made to place the council itself in proper context. Other than that, it is pretty standard religious fare but interesting. I think people of faith will enjoy expanding their intellectual horizons a bit and can make their own choice about accepting or not. It is "other" information worthy of consideration.
ForMom More than 1 year ago
This is another thought provoking book that my daughter found for me. I enjoy history and find it intriguing as to what others think that we should know and try to control our lives and thoughts.
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