The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations

The Apocryphal Gospels Texts and Translations Bart Ehrman the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church and Zlatko Plese here offer a groundbreaking multi lingual edition of th

  • Title: The Apocryphal Gospels: Texts and Translations
  • Author: Bart D. Ehrman Zlatko Pleše
  • ISBN: 9780199732104
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bart Ehrman the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church and Zlatko Plese here offer a groundbreaking, multi lingual edition of the Apocryphal Gospels, one that breathes new life into the non canonical texts that were once nearly lost to history.In The Apocryphal Gospels, Ehrman and Plese present a rarBart Ehrman the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church and Zlatko Plese here offer a groundbreaking, multi lingual edition of the Apocryphal Gospels, one that breathes new life into the non canonical texts that were once nearly lost to history.In The Apocryphal Gospels, Ehrman and Plese present a rare compilation of over 40 ancient gospel texts and textual fragments that do not appear in the New Testament This essential collection contains Gospels describing Jesus s infancy, ministry, Passion, and resurrection, as well as the most controversial manuscript discoveries of modern times, including the most significant Gospel discovered in the 20th century the Gospel of Thomas and the most recently discovered Gospel, the Gospel of Judas Iscariot For the first time ever, these sacred manuscripts are featured in the original Greek, Latin, and Coptic languages, accompanied by fresh English translations that appear next to the original texts, allowing for easy line by line comparison Also, each translation begins with a thoughtful examination of key historical, literary, and textual issues that places each Gospel in its proper context The end result is a resource that enables anyone interested in Christianity or the early Church to understand better than ever before the deeper meanings of these apocryphal Gospels.The Apocryphal Gospels is much than an annotated guide to the Gospels Through its authoritative use of both native text and engaging, accurate translations, it provides an unprecedented look at early Christianity and the New Testament This is an indispensable volume for any reader interested in church history, antiquity, ancient languages, or the Christian faith.

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    1. Finally finished this huge tome! Although it took me almost two months, reading this was constructive. I give credit and much-deserved kudos to Drs. Ehrman and Plese for their fairness in the writeups before each apocryphal gospel. They have fairly portrayed why these gospels were considered apocryphal and gnostic, even heretical, unorthodox, and uncanonical without unduly vilifying the Roman Catholic, Protestant, or Eastern Orthodox faiths. This is certainly more than I can say of representativ [...]

    2. Bart Ehrman--the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church--and Zlatko Plese here offer a groundbreaking, multi-lingual edition of the Apocryphal Gospels, one that breathes new life into the non-canonical texts that were once nearly lost to history. In The Apocryphal Gospels, Ehrman and Plese present a rare compilation of over 40 ancient gospel texts and textual fragments that do not appear in the New Testament. This essential [...]

    3. This book is such an amazing resource!The introductions give the practical details associated with each work, as well as overviews of content, and often go in broad strokes through the provenance and interpretations of the piece.Each piece is presented in the original language(s) as best can be determined. It is typed so that you are not straining to make out text on photocopies of the often small fragmented originals. This is great if you want to use the texts for translation practice. Most tex [...]

    4. I've always been fascinated by the books not included in the "official" bible. These are the stories about Jesus' life written about the same time as those that were allowed to be included in the current bible. The stories, like the "official" ones were parables meant to help illuminate the years before Jesus' 30s and would very likely make orthodox christians hair curl. Still, I'm enjoying some of the other stories that were distributed during early christianity that were circulated to help fil [...]

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