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The Lost Gospel by Herbert Krosney
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Jan 14, 2008

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This book is the "National Geographic" account of how the text came to be discovered. It follows it from it's discovery in the early 1970's when no one realized what they actually had beyond being an ancient papyrus document. The folks who discovered it were illiterate and were unable to tell Coptic from Greek etc.

I have read several accounts of the discoveries of such monumental finds as the Nag Hammdhi Library and the Dead Sea Scrolls. What I liked best about this book is that it dealt in detail with the antiquties market and the difficulty it creates in dealing with such important finds.

Beyond a short summary of the betrayal story it offers very little insight into the Gospel text itself. This story is told mostly from a archeolgogical perspective.

Worth reading.
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