Suppressed by the early Church Fathers who compiled the Bible, these Forgotten Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence. Now, for the first time in easy to read digital format, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books.
After the writings of the New Testament were selected from the numerous Gospels and Epistles then in existence, what became of the books that were rejected by the compilers? Apocryphal texts are non-canonical books, similar to texts of biblical origin written just after Jesus’ crucifixion. Although they are not part of the Scripture, these verses are authentic to their time. These pages contain, among others, stories of Jesus as a child and the other miracles that Mary made. Lovers of biblical literature will find here obscure, but unquestionable, origin texts authentic to the time. Contained here are several remarkable references to the lives of the Saints, the birth of the Virgin, her marriage with Joseph, the nativity of Jesus and the miracles of his infancy, his laboring with Joseph in the carpentry trade, and the actions of his followers. Mesmerizing and artfully written, enjoy these stories that were excluded from Scripture. The Lost Books of the Bible helps expand our knowledge of the early Christians and helps us better appreciate the texts that were chosen.
Author: Rutherford Platt
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Translated and compiled in 1926 by esteemed scholar Rutherford Hayes Platt, The Forgotten Books of Eden is a beautiful collection of apocrypha and pseudepigrapha that is sure to enrich and deepen your appreciation of the Biblical canon. Though these stories, for whatever reason, were excluded from The Bible by its original compilers, they were written alongside the texts we've come to know and love so well. The stories in this book expand on canonical Bible chapters and fill in some gaps that inquisitive Bible readers may have wondered about since they were children. Among the many books included in this collection are: The First and Second Books of Adam and EveThe Secrets of EnochThe Psalms of SolomonThe Odes of SolomonThe Letter of AristeasThe Fourth Book of MaccabeesAnd numerous othersAlthough it's certainly no substitute for The Word itself, The Forgotten Books of Eden enhances and expands on The Old Testament and will lead you to new insights and a deeper understanding of your faith.
This Illustrated edition of these Ancient Texts gives an account to the books of 20 of the original books banned from the Bible during the Counsil of Nicea in 325 AD. The missing books gives the reader the detailed account of Biblical times as well as provide an invaluable glimpse into early Christianity. Contents: The First Book of Adam and Eve The Second Book of Adam and Eve The Book of the Secrets of Enoch The Psalms of Solomon The Odes of Solomon The Letter of Aristeas Fourth Book of Maccabees The Story of Ahikar The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs Testament of Reuben Testament of Simeon Testament of Levi The Testament of Judah The Testament of Issachar The Testament of Zebulun The Testament of Dan The Testament of Naphtali The Testament Of Gad The Testament of Asher The Testament of Joseph The Testament of Benjamin
Author: Rutherford H. Platt, Jr.
Release Date: 2008-12-25
Presented in this volume, are 20 of the original books banned from the Bible during the Counsil of Nicea in 325 AD. These early books provide an invaluable glimpse into the original nature of early Christianity.Included are: THE FIRST BOOK OF Adam and Eve, THE SECOND BOOK OF Adam and Eve, THE BOOK OF the Secrets of Enoch, THE PSALMS of Solomon, THE ODES OF Solomon, THE LETTER of Aristeas, FOURTH BOOK OF Maccabees, THE STORY of Ahikar, THE TESTAMENTS of the Twelve Patriarchs, TESTAMENT of Simeon, TESTAMENT of Levi, THE TESTAMENT of Judah, THE TESTAMENT of Issachar, THE TESTAMENT of Zebulun, THE TESTAMENT of Dan, THE TESTAMENT of Naphtali, THE TESTAMENT of Gad, THE TESTAMENT of Asher, THE TESTAMENT of Joseph, THE TESTAMENT of Benjamin
Author: Robert Henry Charles
Publisher: Book Tree
Release Date: 1999-07
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
The Book of the Secrets of Enoch is a classic title edited by R.H. Charles and translated by W.R. Morfill, which is an important apocalyptic writing which delves into the early origins of Christianity. Only known in Russia for over 1200 years, it was originally in the slavonic language but is now presented here in this english edition, published first in english in the later 19th century. This is an important work for scholars and patrons of christianity and specifically of apocalyptic works.
The work commonly known as the Letter of Aristeas presents an account of the genesis of the Septuagint, and incidentally reflects currents of religious thought at a significant period of history. The book is a work of conscious literary art, composed according to the canons of the Greek schools, and the exaggerations and inaccuracies that have marred its credit in the past are marks not of the author's ignorance or bad faith but of the genre to which it belongs. Considered against its historical and intellectual background, Aristeas to Philocrates is a document of first-class importance and a unique specimen of its kind in the literature of the period. Professor Hadas's edition studies the book from the point of view of its literary as well as religious affinities and significance. His introduction fixes the place of the book in the history of Greek literature as well as of the religious development of the Jews, and his running commentary similarly illustrates the text from both points of view. The translation is in straightforward English. The Greek text is that of H. St. J. Thackeray and the brief critical notes that accompany it are by Professor Hadas.
Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate
Release Date: 2015
The Lost Books of the Bible: The Great Rejected Texts - Eighteen of the most sought after books available, which shed light on the evolution of our faith, our theology, and our church. Translations and commentary by the author of the best selling book, "The Lost Books of Enoch," Joseph Lumpkin. - Section One: Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament- First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher, The Story of Ahikar - Section Two: Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days- Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas 4 Ezra, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light) - Section Three: Lost Scriptures of the New Testament- Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29
Author: Joseph B. Lumpkin
Publisher: Fifth Estate
Release Date: 2015
The Encyclopedia of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Pseudepigrapha and Apocrypha - Section One - Lost Scriptures of the Old Testament - First Book of Adam and Eve, Second Book of Adam and Eve, First Book of Enoch, Second Book of Enoch (Secrets of Enoch), Third Book of Enoch (Hebrew Enoch), Jubilees, Jasher - Section Two - Apocalyptic Writings and the End of Days - Apocalypse of Abraham, Apocalypse of Thomas, 2 Baruch, War Scroll (Sons of Dark vs. Sons of Light) - Section Three - Lost Scriptures of the New Testament - Gospel of Philip, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Apocryphon of John, Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas, Acts Chapter 29 - - Section Four - The Life and Times of Jesus - Infancy Gospel of James, Infancy Gospel of Thomas, Life of Joseph The Carpenter, Letters of Pilate, Life of Saint Issaa - Section Five - The Apocrypha - 1 Esdras, 2 Esdras, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, 3 Maccabees, 4 Maccabees, Letter (Epistle) of Jeremiah, The Prayer of Azariah, 1 Baruch, Prayer of Manasseh (Manassas), Bel and the Dragon, Wisdom of Sirach, Wisdom of Solomon, Additions to Esther, Tobit, Judith, Susanna, Psalm 151, 1 Clements, Shepherd of Hermas, The Didache
A new edition of our classic, The Other Bible, including a new index, new cover, and a new introduction from the author to bring The Other Bible up to date. The Other Bible gathers in one comprehensive volume ancient, esoteric holy texts from Judeo–Christian tradition that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, including the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Kabbalah, and several more. The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long–suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one. This new edition will include a full index and a new introduction from editor Willis Barnstone. o The interest in Gnostic texts begun with The Da Vinci Code has spread to include many of the other "suppressed" early texts of Judaism and Christianity, and this book contains many of them in one volume.
Author: John D. Ladd
Publisher: Xulon Press
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Fifty years after James Bruce brought a copy of the Book of Enoch, found in Ethiopia, to England, Richard Laurence made a first modern translation. Later, R.H. Charles made another translation using some Greek excerpts, and more Ethiopian texts. Then recently, Michael A Knibb, using many texts, and partial texts, put together an ?adequate' translation. Yet, all of these translations are rough, obscure, and confusing to Christians of today. The Dead Sea Scrolls contained many copies and partial copies of the Book of Enoch, In the Dead Sea scrolls, there were found 17 copies. Comparitively, there were 30 copies of Psalms, 25 copies of Deuteronomy, 19 of Isaiah, 15 of Genesis and Exodus, 14 Of Jubilees. Jude validated The Book Of Enoch with his quote from it. Using all of the sources now available, along with an in-depth study of book, I have prepared this paraphrase/translation. Along with such, I have included an commentary to help in its comparison with the Bible. John D. Ladd was raised the son of an Assemblies of God pastor. He attended Northeast Bible College, in Pennsylvania, and later, Malone College, in Canton, Ohio. He pastored for many years, was ordained in the Assemblies of God, but later left to pastor independent churches. Preferring teaching to preaching, he has spent many years studying, reading books from the early church period, and translating\paraphrasing them for ease of use by Christians of today. This book of Enoch's has been translated, paraphrased, and now is being given commentary, to compare it with the Bible's message, to test it by the Word of God. How does it compare? Is it in agreement with the message and prophetic teachings of the Bible?
A first century AD grimoire, and therefore the oldest, and least known, of all grimoires (magical instruction books) in the occult tradition. The book describes health inflicting demons of zodiacal decans, summoned by King Solomon, and how he controlled them to use their forces to build his temple and more.