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By Bart Ehrman,Zlatko Plese

ISBN-10: 0199732108

ISBN-13: 9780199732104

Bart Ehrman--the New York Times bestselling writer of Misquoting Jesus and a famous authority at the early Christian Church--and Zlatko Plese the following provide a groundbreaking, multi-lingual version of the Apocryphal Gospels, person who breathes new existence into the non-canonical texts that have been as soon as approximately misplaced to history.

In The Apocryphal Gospels, Ehrman and Plese current an extraordinary compilation of over forty historic gospel texts and textual fragments that don't look within the New testomony. This crucial assortment includes Gospels describing Jesus's infancy, ministry, ardour, and resurrection, in addition to the main debatable manuscript discoveries of contemporary instances, together with the main major Gospel stumbled on within the twentieth century--the Gospel of Thomas--and the main lately came across Gospel, the Gospel of Judas Iscariot. For the 1st time ever, those sacred manuscripts are featured within the unique Greek, Latin, and Coptic languages, followed via clean English translations that seem subsequent to the unique texts, taking into consideration effortless line through line comparability. additionally, every one translation starts with a considerate exam of key historic, literary, and textual concerns that locations each one Gospel in its right context. the outcome is a source that allows someone attracted to Christianity or the early Church to understand--better than ever before--the deeper meanings of those apocryphal Gospels.

The Apocryphal Gospels is even more than an annotated advisor to the Gospels. via its authoritative use of either local textual content and fascinating, exact translations, it offers an unheard of examine early Christianity and the recent testomony. this can be an vital quantity for any reader attracted to church historical past, antiquity, historical languages, or the Christian faith.

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