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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (9 ratings)
Length: 4,860 pages26 hours

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In 1945, near the foot of a cliff along the Nile River near the city of Nag Hammadi, an Egyptian peasant unearths a large stone jar, completely by chance, which contains ancient manuscripts. This discovery, after the manuscripts were evaluated, ended up being one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the past 100 years. In the stone jar were 4th-century texts, the manuscripts containing the scriptures of an ancient mystical tradition known as Gnosticism.

Named after the Greek gnosis, or secret knowledge, Gnosticism challenges everything that we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions in general.

Considered to be the most complete and up-to-date English language edition of these sacred texts, the Nag Hammadi Scriptures are a one-volume collection of the texts found in Egypt. Rivaling the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the discovery of these tablets reveals information that scholars believed to be irretrievably lost.

With introductory essays, extensive notes to help readers understand context, and notes on the significance of the texts related to ancient religious thought, The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume is a must-read.
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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

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Book Information

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume

Ratings:
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4/5 (9 ratings)
Length: 4,860 pages26 hours

Description

In 1945, near the foot of a cliff along the Nile River near the city of Nag Hammadi, an Egyptian peasant unearths a large stone jar, completely by chance, which contains ancient manuscripts. This discovery, after the manuscripts were evaluated, ended up being one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the past 100 years. In the stone jar were 4th-century texts, the manuscripts containing the scriptures of an ancient mystical tradition known as Gnosticism.

Named after the Greek gnosis, or secret knowledge, Gnosticism challenges everything that we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions in general.

Considered to be the most complete and up-to-date English language edition of these sacred texts, the Nag Hammadi Scriptures are a one-volume collection of the texts found in Egypt. Rivaling the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the discovery of these tablets reveals information that scholars believed to be irretrievably lost.

With introductory essays, extensive notes to help readers understand context, and notes on the significance of the texts related to ancient religious thought, The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume is a must-read.
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