Secrets from the Lost Bible

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Council Oak Books, 2004 - Religion - 235 pages
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In this trade paperback edition of the book (published in hardcover in 2004), Judaica scholar Kenneth Hanson, PhD uncovers the parallels within a collection of lost and suppressed sacred books (Kabbalah, apocrypha, Gnostic gospels, the Dead Sea scrolls, pseudepigrapha). He offers readers a clear interpretation of their hidden truths, which, once grasped, can help us ?get in touch with the creative marrow of the universe.? ?Welcome to the world of the Lost Bible, ? writes Dr. Hanson, ?an entire library of hidden wisdom, a treasury of ancient writings that never found their way into our Bibles. They were suppressed by religious leaders across the centuries who consigned to the blackest pit any writings that did not conform to their narrow notions of piety. Today, if we are bold enough to learn the right lessons, these suppressed books can become for us a key to unlock the transcendent mysteries of life. They can open us to the world of spirit and transform us. These texts?scores and scores of them once declared unworthy?very nearly perished from the earth, only to re-emerge in our day and time.? An added feature for this trade paperback edition is a brand new chapter about the Gospel of Judas. Hanson will quote from the recently rediscovered text, using his own translation of the original Coptic manuscript, and will show how an understanding of the book's hidden wisdom can enhance our lives today.

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User Review  - PrissBNS - LibraryThing

A good book overall, but I feel authors should never paraphrase ancient texts; it takes from credibility. It's difficult to believe a Ph.D. wrote this. I expected a lot more. Read full review

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User Review  - thewitchescupboard - LibraryThing

This book is a must read for anyone interested in suppressed ancient scriptures. The way the book is formatted is fantastic, making it both easy to read cover-to-cover and easy to use as a reference ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Kenneth Hanson, PhD, is Associate Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Central Florida and author of four previous books of popular Christian and Jewish history: Secrets from the Lost Bible, Dead Sea Scrolls: The Untold Story, Kabbalah, and Essene Book of Everyday Virtues. He is a popular lecturer on these topics and appeared prominently as part of The History Channel's popular documentary "Banned from the Bible" in 2007. He has also been a frequent guest on nationwide radio and television interview programs such as "Coast to Coast AM." Kenneth Hanson studied Hebrew and other ancient languages in Israel for many years and holds his PhD in Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Texas.

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