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The Other Bible

For the First Time in One Volume: Ancient Scriptures
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
 | 
September, 2005
ISBN:
9780060815981
Quantity: 
1
$36.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The Other Bible presents a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of the early, ancient holy texts of Judeo-Christian literature that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, and to read firsthand their visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond. With an updated bibliography, new index, and new introduction from the author, this revised edition of The Other Bible is a unique sourcebook of these little-seen texts.

Among the texts included in this treasury are the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish pseudepigrapha and the Kabbalah, visionary wisdom texts, and Christian Apocryphon.

The Other Bible, then, is a book of holy texts that were not included in the Old or New Testaments. It contains creation and Eden myths, psalms and romances, gospels and epistles, prophecies and apocalypses, histories and mystical documents. Every genre of the Bible is represented. It also has works from early Kabbalah, Haggadah, Hermes Trismegistus, and Plotinus.

Had events been otherwise and certain of these inspired texts incorporated in our Bible, our understanding of the tradition of religious thought would have been radically altered. Today, free of doctrinal strictures, we can read the “greater bible” of the Judeo-Christian world.

Also by Willis Barnstone is The Gnostic Bible.

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

A new edition of our classic, The Other Bible, including a new index, new cover, and a new introduction from the author to bring The Other Bible up to date.

The Other Bible gathers in one comprehensive volume ancient, esoteric holy texts from Judeo–Christian tradition that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, including the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Kabbalah, and several more. The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long–suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one.

This new edition will include a full index and a new introduction from editor Willis Barnstone.

oThe interest in Gnostic texts begun with The Da Vinci Code has spread to include many of the other "suppressed" early texts of Judaism and Christianity, and this book contains many of them in one volume.

The Other Bible presents a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of the early, ancient holy texts of Judeo-Christian literature that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, and to read firsthand their visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond. With an updated bibliography, new index, and new introduction from the author, this revised edition of The Other Bible is a unique sourcebook of these little-seen texts.

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