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Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies
This easy-to-understand guide examines the sometimes weird, provocative, and profoundly moving texts that have been "lost" as well as those hotly debated works that are in some Bibles and not others. You will come away with a clearer understanding of the Judeo-Christian religion and the development of the Biblical canon. You’ll learn about the origins of the Bible, explore early scriptures, and understand why translations affect the meanings of texts. You’ll even learn how the Greek influenced early Biblical writing. Find out how to:
- Explain what the term “lost books” means
- Understand the definition of “canon”
- Take translation differences into consideration
- Divide early writings into style categories
- Take another look at scripture with the Dead Sea Scrolls
- See how the Greeks influenced early scripture
- Decode apocalyptic visions
Complete with a list of ten of the weirdest Jewish lost books, ten of the weirdest Christian lost books, ten sayings of Jesus NOT in the Bible, and ten “lost books that every student of the Bible should read, Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies is your one-stop guide to understanding and reading the Biblical lost books.