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The Unknown Sayings of Jesus

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Hundreds of sayings were attributed to the sage from Nazareth by ancient admirers. More than fifteen hundred versions of five hundred quotations are attributed to Jesus in the New Testament, the Gospel of Thomas, and other Gospels found at Nag Hammadi. Marvin Meyer has combed additional Jewish, Muslim, and Christian sources for another 200 of the most fascinating epigrams ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 13th 2005 by New Seeds (first published June 5th 1998)
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Dan Shonka
Jan 22, 2016 Dan Shonka rated it it was amazing
Marvin Meyer clearly knows this subject matter, and this book dips into many resources that can easily be described as off the beaten path. Some of the sayings included in this collection sound very similar to sayings found in the Bible's New Testament. There are also sayings that certainly sound like something Jesus may have said. Then there are some that, well, makes the reader wonder. Was the person recording this or that saying distracted when Jesus was speaking? Maybe the person writing the ...more
Jun 14, 2008 Shammah rated it liked it
This is an excellent book (one of many out there) with sayings and things that Jesus spoke. I don't know about you, but for me it is almost tragic when one limits him/herself to what is found in the Bible, because there is so very much more out there, that for whatever reason the "first" editors of the Bible chose to leave out. If you "hunger and thirst" to know more, this is just the beginning.
Feb 22, 2010 Eric rated it it was amazing
amazing material...this is a jesus less dogmatic, more available
Kimberly Cain
From the non-canonical texts.
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Marvin Meyer is a scholar of religion and a tenured professor at Chapman University, in Orange, California.

He is the Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies at Chapman University and Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute. He is also Director of the Coptic Magical Texts Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. Dr. Meyer is the author of numerous books and articles on G
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