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Apocryphal New Testament Hardcover

ISBN-13: 978-0198261216 ISBN-10: 0198261217

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  • Hardcover: 616 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (December 31, 1924)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0198261217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0198261216
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.1 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English, Greek (translation)

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10 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 18, 1998
Format: Hardcover
As what was to become known as the Christian church split from its Jewish roots, it was decided to "leave out" several books, the content of which was considered too challenging or perplexing for those new to the faith. These volumes include a mind-expanding description by the apostle John of how he spent the middle hours of the crucifixion, and the (purloined) transcripts of the Roman trial of Jesus. Wide publication of these documents would have eliminated the power base of the nascent Roman Catholic Church... which subsequently both banned the volumes for general circulation and, when they WERE published, included any "genuine" forgery or heresy to come along. Thus, the book as it now appears is over 90% nonsense... some of it dangerous nonsense. Nonetheless, the diamonds which the Church attempted to bury in this fashion continue to glisten with the light of Truth.... the same Truth that illuminates the rest of Scripture.
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