By Marvin W. Meyer, James M. Robinson
The Definitive number of Gnostic Writings
The yr is 1945. on the foot of a cliff alongside the Nile River, close to the town of Nag Hammadi, an Egyptian peasant reveals a wide garage jar containing old manuscripts. the invention seems to be one of many maximum archaeological discoveries of the previous century. A treasure of fourth-century texts, the manuscripts are the scriptures of the traditional mystical culture typically referred to as Gnosticism, from the Greek gnosis, that's, mystery wisdom. it's a discovery that demanding situations every thing we proposal we knew concerning the early Christian church, historic Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is the main whole and updated English-language variation of those sacred texts from Egypt. it really is jam-packed with treatises, tales, and mystery books that were misplaced for hundreds of years. as well as gospels purportedly through the apostles Thomas and Philip, and the revelations of James, Peter, and Paul, this assortment additionally comprises the Gospel of Mary and the arguable Gospel of Judas. The records were newly translated via a staff of admired foreign students. This quantity additionally positive aspects introductory essays and large notes to aid readers comprehend the context and importance of those texts that experience revolutionized the research of early Christianity and historical spiritual concept.
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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume by Marvin W. Meyer, James M. Robinson