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Lost Books of the Bible For Dummies is your one-stop guide to once-hidden
works that add a new dimension to Biblical teachings. Most people have heard
about the discovery of strange ancient religious writings that are not part the
Hebrew Bible or the New Testament, such as the Gnostic Gospels. Now, you will
find new insights and a fresh perspective on long-lost works that may have once
been in the running for Biblical inclusion, but didn't make the final cut.
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.