The Apocryphal Gospels
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The Apocryphal Gospels And Other Documents Relating to the History of Christ, Translated from the Originals in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Etc., wi (And Other ... Relating to the History of Christ, Trans) by B. Harris Cowper

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Published by Wipf & Stock Publishers .
Written in English


  • Biblical Studies - Topical,
  • Religion - Biblical Studies

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ContributionsK. C. Hanson (Other Contributor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8894565M
ISBN 101597526746
ISBN 109781597526746

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The apocryphal gospels form a branch of the apocryphal literature that attended the formation of the New Testament canon of Scripture. Apocryphal here means non-canonical. Besides gospels, this literature included acts, epistles and apocalypses.   The apocryphal gospels are so named since they were not prominent in the early church. Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are known as the canonical gospels because they were recognized by the early church as being accurate, authoritative, and inspired accounts of the life and teachings of Jesus. The Super Gospel--a harmony of nearly ALL the early gospels into a single 'super gospel,' consisting of over different sources. Even though I reserve the rights to this book (for the purposes of controlling its content!) by all means, share this video and this book with others, as long as you do not profit from the sale and distribution thereof!   The Tchacos Codex, which contains the apocryphal Gospel of Judas, came from the antiquities market. Other texts, such as the Nag Hammadi Codices — 13 codices that include complete copies of the Gospel of Thomas and the Gospel of Philip —have come from the antiquities market.

The Apocryphon of John is commonly referenced by two other names: The Secret Book of Johnand The Secret Revelation of John, depending upon how the word "Apocryphon" is translated. There are four surviving Coptic. The Apocryphon of John trans. by Stevan Davies, along with extensive materials about the Gnostic traditions of John. This site includes the entire Hammadi Library, as well as a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents. The Apocrypha. The Apocrypha is a set of books written between the third century B.C. and the first century A.D. It consists of fourteen books (fifteen if you divide the books differently) which are found in the several ancient copies of important Greek translations of the Old Testa­ment and reflect some of the Jewish tradition and history that came after the time of Malachi (the last Old. The Apocryphal Gospels: The History of the New Testament Apocrypha Not Included in the Bible looks at some of the famous texts that were kept out of the Bible. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the apocryphal books like never before/5(24).

The New Testament apocrypha are a number of writings by early Christians that give accounts of Jesus and his teachings, the nature of God, or the teachings of his apostles and of their lives. Some of these writings have been cited as scripture by early Christians, but since the fifth century a widespread consensus has emerged limiting the New Testament to the 27 books of the modern canon. Roman . Here are the New Testament Apocrypha that are presented on the Early Christian Writings web site. Apocrypha: The Gospel of Thomas. Apocrypha: Oxyrhynchus Gospel. Apocrypha: The Egerton Gospel. Apocrypha: The Gospel of Peter. Apocrypha: Secret Mark. Gathercole then took each of these items in turn, and explored how significant they are in the canonical gospels, and how significant they are in each of the seven best-attested apocryphal 'gospels' – the Gospel of Peter, the Gospel of Truth, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of the Egyptians (Coptic, NH) and the Gospel of Judas. Furthermore no book of the Apocrypha is mentioned by name in the New Testament. There Are Others Books Directly Quoted Apart From Apocrypha Add to this, there are certain books that both Protestants and the Roman Catholic Church reject as Scripture that are actually cited in the New Testament. Jude cites the apocryphal book of Enoch.