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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of :  The Revised and Updated Translation of - Marvin Meyer

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of

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The Definitive Collection of Gnostic Writings

The year is 1945. At the foot of a cliff along the Nile River, near the city of Nag Hammadi, an Egyptian peasant unearths a large storage jar containing ancient manuscripts. The discovery turns out to be one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the past century. A treasure of fourth-century texts, the manuscripts are the scriptures of the ancient mystical tradition commonly called Gnosticism, from the Greek "gnosis," that is, secret knowledge. It is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.

"The Nag Hammadi Scriptures" is the most complete and up-to-date English-language edition of these sacred texts from Egypt. It is full of treatises, testimonies, and secret books that had been lost for centuries. In addition to gospels purportedly by the apostles Thomas and Philip, and the revelations of James, Peter, and Paul, this collection also includes the "Gospel of Mary" and the controversial "Gospel of Judas." The documents have been newly translated by a team of prominent international scholars. This volume also features introductory essays and extensive notes to help readers understand the context and significance of these texts that have revolutionized the study of early Christianity and ancient religious thought.

ISBN: 9780061626005
ISBN-10: 0061626007
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 864
Published: June 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 14.9  x 4.1
Weight (kg): 1.08