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Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies

Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies by Daniel L. Smith-Christopher
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Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies is your one-stop guideto once-hidden works that add a new dimension to Biblicalteachings. Most people have heard about the discovery of strangeancient religious writings that are not part the Hebrew Bible orthe New Testament, such as the Gnostic Gospels. Now, you will findnew insights and a fresh perspective on long-lost works that mayhave once been in the running for Biblical inclusion, but didn'tmake the final cut.

This easy-to-understand guide examines the sometimes weird,provocative, and profoundly moving texts that have been "lost" aswell as those hotly debated works that are in some Bibles and notothers. You will come away with a clearer understanding of theJudeo-Christian religion and the development of the Biblical canon.You’ll learn about the origins of the Bible, explore earlyscriptures, and understand why translations affect the meanings oftexts. You’ll even learn how the Greek influenced earlyBiblical 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 NOTin the Bible, and ten “lost books that every student of theBible should read, Lost Books of the Bible ForDummies is your one-stop guide to understanding and reading theBiblical lost books.

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Title: Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies
Author: Daniel L. Smith-Christopher; Stephen J. Spignesi
 
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0470396024
9780470243800
9780470396025
9780470396032
9781118052341