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Characters à The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume 102 Ò ➸ [Reading] ➺ The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete Ludes introductory essays notes tables glossary index etc to help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute. I only just bought this copy and based on a cursory skim and scan of some of the texts I can see why this collection of books didn’t make it into the canon of the 27 texts that we know as the Christian Bible today Maybe it is just the translation but they are hard going and uite often undecipherable on a comprehensive and literary level I am not saying that they are useless and a waste of time heck I don’t mind paying £16 for any religious based work that ends at page 844 that’s worth something But I fail to see how they shed any major light on Christianity between the 2 4th centuries other than that they reveal a host of tangential ideas that veer off into the downright esoteric It seems to me that if I want to find out about Christianity at this time then the Church Fathers are the way to goFurther though the “Nag Hammadi” were discovered in 1945 around the same time as the Dead Sea Scrolls they are not in the same league and do not have the same historical weight in my personal view I would also be reluctant to call them “Scriptures” as found in the title of this collection but no doubt many will disagreeTo me Jesus did not present the bulk of his teachings so that they would not make sense to his hearers He spoke in parables largely had a preferential option for the downtrodden peasants of his era and those in debt hence all his talk of wealth and its snares and was very down to earth You can deduce from this comment that I don’t buy into the “Jesus sage” idea as one of the main keys for defining the person of Jesus and I get the sense that this is an over arching idea that pervades Gnosticism generally though I may be wrong here It has to be said too I think that gnosticism itself is also an interpretation of the Jesus phenomenon just as the Four Gospels are But to collect in one place a whole bunch of specific esoteric texts as the “Nag Hammadi” does is bordering on the cultic To conclude I am glad I bought this book as a reference tool great value print wise etc but it is certainly not a book to be read from cover to cover

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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One VolumeHich rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance It includes the Nag Hammadi Scriptures The Revised PDFEPUB or Gospel of Thomas the Gospel of Mary and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts This volume also inc. If you want to learn of Gnosticism this is a good place to start The compilation of scrolls are an interesting read but be warned it will challenge your concept of belief in many ways You can clearly see the Greek influence in some of the works along with handfuls of other ancient beliefs all rolled into the wonderful mixing pot of an ancient superstitious societal sect Some of the writings follow along the lines of Universal truths which often were the teachings of Yeshua whilst others go off on a wonderful adventure The thing to bear in mind whilst using this for study purposes is you will have to take time to digest the theories and reject what you think is nonsense by using your intelligence and further cross referencing from superior minds on the net Some of the lost books of the writings of the time are interesting to read and leads one to understand why certain writings were better off left out of the bible A decision taken by a group of men from way back when but that's another study all together As is often the way with biblical studies you will have uestions after reading this than answers