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The Forgotten Books of Eden Paperback – June 11, 2012
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From the Back Cover
The book opens with The First Book of Adam and Eve, originally written by an unnamed Egyptian and copied into many other languages over the centuries. Also included in this book are:
* The Second Book of Adam and Eve
* The Secrets of Enoch
* The Psalms of Solomon
* The Odes of Solomon
* The Letter of Aristeas
* The Fourth Book of Maccabees
* The Story of Ahikar
* The Testament of Reuben
* and many more... --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
"Forgotten Books of Eden" is sometimes handy for verifying quotations in older secondary literature (studies and surveys), and some of the translations, notably those by Rendel Harris, are quite attractive. However, either the two massive volumes of James H. Charlesworth's collection of "Old Testament Pseudepigrapha," or "The Apocryphal Old Testament" (actually Pseudepigrapha), edited by H.F.D. Sparks as a partial replacement for Charles, would be better as a long-term investment. There are also various separate translations of some of the works included in these translations, and, less reliable but still worth some attention, separate reprints of some of the translations edited by Charles.
These are all considerably more expensive, however, and "Forgotten Books" is not an unreasonable addition to a personal library -- if you remember that anything in it you want to use should be checked against more authoritative versions. If it contained all, instead of about half, of S.C.Read more ›
For those of you who have not studied how we have gotten the bible, it most be noted that it was decided essentially by people over time (Council of Trent etc), that certain scripts would be included and others left out. Some may say that the bible is totally inspired and put together by God, of this I could not disagree in part, but looking at history, I cannot but see that many actions have been done in the name of God that were obviously not the will of a loving God and other actions that obviously bear the taint of humanity.
I have also read the books of the `Apocrypha'. These are scripts that relate to the period between the end of the Old Testament (Malachi 400 BC) and the New Testament. (4 BC). It is said that these books were written in this period also. There is controversy with these books being included with the Bible, mainly due to conflicts of scripture. The Catholic Church accepts most of these books and one can find reference to Purgatory (place between heaven and hell - Dante, Abrahams Bosom (?)) contained therein. Personally I found these books a little dry and recall them being mainly associated with the wars conducted in the periods mentioned above. It may be helpful to read the `Apocrypha' to understand the history of this period and the expectations of the Jewish people.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This Book provides valuable details about the Life an experiences of Adam and Eve and shows why Jesus Christ is also referred as the second Adam.Published 27 days ago by Taran
Very interesting history, adds debth to what the bible tells us.Published 5 months ago by Beverly Johnson
It's Eden for God gooness
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not enough data to verify info. should have had references aside from biblePublished 10 months ago by sweet pea
I'm really enjoying this book, it has some great literature.. thanks againPublished 10 months ago by Terrie Chambers
Great book with lots of information,I think everyone one that can't understand the right now world -need to read this book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by ruth bell
As expected, some of this information is questionable, but some of it is true gospel. Definitely worth reading if you have the discernment to realize the good. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Duane