The Other Bible

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Harper Collins, Sep 20, 2005 - Religion - 800 pages
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A new edition of our classic, The Other Bible, including a new index, new cover, and a new introduction from the author to bring The Other Bible up to date.

The Other Bible gathers in one comprehensive volume ancient, esoteric holy texts from Judeo–Christian tradition that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, including the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Kabbalah, and several more. The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long–suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one.

This new edition will include a full index and a new introduction from editor Willis Barnstone.

o The interest in Gnostic texts begun with The Da Vinci Code has spread to include many of the other "suppressed" early texts of Judaism and Christianity, and this book contains many of them in one volume.

 

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A good and clear translation of a great variety of texts from different times, religious movements, and places and the best sampler of what an alternate history Bible might have looked like (if ... Read full review

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07/14/2009: read 'THE GOSPEL OF NICODEMUS,' a text once considered part of the canon and wildly popular during Medieval times. '...a passion gospel purporting to be an official report of the trial ... Read full review

Contents

THE GOSPEL OF TRUTH AND THE VALENTINIAN SPECULATION GNOS TIC
286
The Gospel of Truth
290
THE HYMN OF THE PEARL GNOSTIC
308
MANICHAEAN HYMNCYCLES GNOSTIC
314
THE COPTIC PSALMBOOK MANICHAEAN GNOSTIC
326
THE GOSPEL OF THE HEBREWS JEWISHCHRISTIAN
333
THE SECRET GOSPEL OF MARK CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
339
THE GOSPEL OF BARTHOLOMEW CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
350

THE MARTYRDOM OF ISAIAH JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
149
TYRDOM
171
THE STORY OF AHIKAR JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
182
THE GENESIS APOCRYPHON DEAD SEA SCROLLS
201
THE MANUAL OF DISCIPLINE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
208
THE DAMASCUS DOCUMENT DEAD SEA SCROLLS
223
THE WAR OF THE SONS OF LIGHT WITH THE SONS OF DARKNESS
235
THE LETTER OF AR1STEAS JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
243
THE PSALMS OF SOLOMON JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
253
THE ODES OF SOLOMON JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA JEWISH CHRIS Psalm 16
254
Psalm 1
257
Psalm 4
258
Psalm 6
259
Psalm 8
260
Psalm 9
261
Psalm 10
262
Psalm 14
263
Psalm 15
264
Psalm 23
265
TIAN
267
Ode 1
268
Ode 4
269
Ode 5
270
Ode 7
271
Ode 11
273
Ode 12
274
Ode 14
275
Ode 15
276
Ode 17
277
Ode 18
278
Ode 19
279
Ode 21
280
Ode 29
281
Ode 30
282
Ode 35
283
Ode 42
284
THE GOSPEL OF NICODEMUS CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
359
THE INFANCY GOSPEL OF JAMES THE BIRTH OF MARY CHRISTIAN
383
THE BOOK ABOUT
393
PHA
404
6Acts
411
THE ACTS OF PETER CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
426
THE ACTS OF PAUL CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
445
THE ACTS OF ANDREW CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
459
THE BOOK OF ENOCH 1 ENOCH JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
485
THE BOOK OF THE SECRETS OF ENOCH 2 ENOCH JEWISH PSEUDEPI
495
THE SIBYLLINE ORACLES JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
501
THE APOCALYPSE OF EZRA 4 EZRA JEWISH PSEUDEPIGRAPHA
512
APOCALYPSE OF PETER CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
532
APOCALYPSE OF THOMAS CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHA
551
POIMANDRES PAGAN GNOSTIC
567
ASCLEPIUS PAGAN GNOSTIC
575
ON GODS BISEXUALITY PAGAN GNOSTIC
581
TRIMORPHIC PROTENNOIA GNOSTIC
588
THE THUNDER PERFECT MIND GNOSTIC
594
SIMON MAGUS
603
VALENTINUS AND THE VALENTINIAN SYSTEM OF PTOLEMAEUS
610
PTOLEMAEUS LETTER TO FLORA
621
THE NAASSENE PSALM
635
MARCION
642
THE CAINITES
651
THE SETHIANS
653
THE SETHIANOPHITES
659
OPHITE DIAGRAMS
665
FAUST CONCERNING GOOD AND EVIL
680
EVODIUS AGAINST THE MANICHAEANS
687
MANDAEAN SALVATION AND ETHICS
696
THE MYSTICAL THEOLOGY OF PSEUDODIONYSIUS CHRISTIAN
719
Glossary
733
INDEX
759
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Willis Barnstone is a poet and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Indiana University. He is the author of The Poetics of Ecstasy: From Sappho to Borges; The Poetics of Translation: History, Theory, Practice; and The Gnostic Bible; and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Pulitzer Prize nominee.

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