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The Unknown Sayings Of Jesus

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A fresh translation of previously unknown or little known sayings of Jesus, drawn from a rich array of ancient sources. Marvin Meyer's Definitive Translation of the Gospel of Thomas revealed to a delighted readership profound and provocative sayings of Jesus that are now considered authentic. In this intriguing new collection, he goes beyond the Gospel of Thomas and the Ne ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published July 1st 1998 by HarperOne (first published June 5th 1998)
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Dan Shonka
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Shammah
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.
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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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