07-04-2011 03:58 PM
Does anyone know where/how I could get my hands on hard copies of books/gospels that were left out or removed from the Bible (ex: one's removed for the King James Version)? Maybe this is ignorance because I don't know if there even are hard copies. I have seen some text on the internet but I really want to find hard copies.
Also, if anyone has opinions on the Bible or other religious texts. Feel free to pontificate.
07-04-2011 07:18 PM
Hmmmm.....this one begging for a controversy. Well, I know that the Bible is somewhat lost in translation(s), so I rarely think about entire books that might be missing. Whatever copy of the bible is handed to you is never really complete, unless you have all the translations, which may, or may not, include the missing books you're looking for.
I just read "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, who, like other classic writers of that time period, makes a statement about religion. In this novel, she writes about how religions often differ in their views of heaven and hell, or God and Satan, and how people can be influenced by God, or even by the Devil- or at least appear to be influenced by the devil, like Heathcliff. In my opinion and probably in Bronte's opinion, Satan always poses a problem for creationists. Well, happy hunting- I'll have to read the missing books myself!
07-04-2011 10:21 PM
Thanks for the input chad! Here is a site I found that mentions some of the missing books as they are refered to in biblical text. http://www.icwseminary.org/lostbooks.htm
I just think it would be very interesting to see how they correspond to the Bible, or even bring up inconsistencies. That is if I could read them.
07-05-2011 10:22 AM
Barnes and Noble has them. They are included in one book called The Lost Books of the Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden. There is another book called the The Other Bible.
07-07-2011 01:13 PM - edited 07-07-2011 01:17 PM
I have read those and some others and my favorite is The Nag Hammadi Library. I also like very much The Gnostic Gospels. Good luck on your quest.
07-11-2011 08:48 AM