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The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  265 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Suppressed by the early Church Fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocryphal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence.
Paperback, 640 pages
Published December 1st 1974 by Plume (first published 1926)
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May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a very interesting read but a little dry (as many of those religious texts can be). I've always found the old testament to be an interesting read with the Christian-Jewish roots. I've undertaken a bit of investigation in to this particular collection of texts and found that there have been many alterations to the Bible. The alterations (or more accurately 'omissions') come from various religious institutions, so it is no wonder that people are becoming more and more questioning of organi ...more
Jaime Contreras
As a Christian, this was a fascinating journey further into the forgotten books of the Bible. In truth, i had some knowledge of these books but not enough. These books were labeled 'forbidden' hundreds of years ago but available to be read and studied for decades. Reading this book will expand one's knowledge of biblical topics and make one say 'Aha!" One will learn more about Adam & Eve's other children two daughters, their trials after their expulsion and the journeys of Enoch. One will ge ...more
Tess Rupprecht
There are so many books that were not included in our modern bible. These do not mean that their literary or historical values are of any less. While reading this book, let's keep in mind what the bible teaches.

May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: relgion
If you are ever interested in learning more about the gnostic Christian faith and what the books were like this is an excellent book. There are quite a few of the gnostic gospels in this one and they are translated well. There isn't much in the book describing exactly what the gnostics believed, or how they practiced. This is pretty much just the translated books. Either way this is great for anyone curious about the subject.
Greg Dill
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent resource for "those other" books not placed into the canon of Scripture. These were intentionally left out of the canon of Scripture because they do not match up with rest of Scripture. These are considered inspirational writings, but not the Word of God. My favorite among them is the Book of Enoch which ironically enough is alluded to in the Book of Jude. Quite an interesting read, especially Enoch's description of the various levels of Heaven.
Aug 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding book for the learned.
José Monico
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I decided to finish the end of the year with a bit of Christian immersion. I picked up a King James Bible thinking it would have apocryphal and pseudepigraphical inclusions in its tome. Luckily, an acquaintance came to the rescue when I saw my KJV only includes the OT-NT traditional format. I can’t say if the Lost Books of the Bible is exhaustive and complete, but it definitely is comprehensive. As far as its structure, I love the preamble to each new book, and its added support/blurb after each ...more
Once I opened the book, it starts off with Mary's story and a little genealogy concerning her family history: father/mother unable to have a child and then was blessed with a daughter, Mary. The writing is a bit dry and slightly boring just starting out and hope it gets better.

Starting with the book of Mary; seems a tad bit strange that Joachim and Anna were without child, but later the angel spoke to them both separately yet with Anna specifically told her that she would be blessed to have the
Keith Wilson
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book back in 1994 actually, and I have it in my reference library today... I also read the book AGAIN in 1995 just after my Baptism because of all the writings in it that tied in with the "Doctrines of Mormonism"! This book is taken from translations in Greek and Hebrew from the Vatican and a couple other sources which were and are kept from the public in the dungeons and basements under Vatican city. Much of what is contained in the Book of Mormon as doctrinal and LDS Doctrines whic ...more
Jul 16, 2007 rated it really liked it
A fascinating peek at Christian works rejected or ignored by the Church Fathers. From "The Letters of Herod and Pilate" to the multiple suicides of Adam and Eve, these tales, parables, and gospels provide a glimpse of a diverse Christian past.
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