Best Dead Sea Scrolls Church History Books
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1. Jesus and the Essenes
Author: by Dolores Cannon
UFO Sightings and Abductions by aliens were the beginning, the tip of the iceberg. With the emergence of the Dead Sea Scrolls, carefully kept quiet, has opened Pandora’s Box and has shown how much dogma and censorship there is in the Church.
Dolores Cannon’s work in hypnosis has taken the study beyond abduction. This accumulation of 12 years of cases includes: * Cases of missing time * Spacecraft from other dimensions and planes of existence * Condensed or distorted time * The differences and functions of various alien races * And much more Dolores traces the phenomenon from the simple to the complex.
Exploring areas untouched by other investigators, she makes the unbelievable become acceptable and understandable.
2. The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Author: by Jean-Yves Leloup
Restores to the forefront of the Christian tradition the importance of the divine feminine The first complete English-language translation of the original Coptic Gospel of Mary, with line-by-line commentary Reveals the eminence of the divine feminine in Christian thought Offers a new perspective on the life of one of the most controversial figures in the Western spiritual traditionPerhaps no figure in biblical scholarship has been the subject of more controversy and debate than Mary Magdalene.
Also known as Miriam of Magdala, Mary Magdalene was considered by the apostle John to be the founder of Christianity because she was the first witness to the Resurrection. In most theological studies she has been depicted as a reformed prostitute, the redeemed sinner who exemplifies Christ’s mercy.
Today’s reader can ponder her role in the gospels of Philip, Thomas, Peter, and Bartholomew-the collection of what have come to be known as the Gnostic gospels rejected by the early Christian church. Mary’s own gospel is among these, but until now it has remained unknown to the public at large.
3. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English: Seventh Edition (Penguin Classics)
Author: by Geza Vermes
A newly updated edition of the landmark translation by one of our greatest religious scholarsSince its publication in 1962, esteemed biblical expert Gza Vermes’s translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls has established itself as the authoritative standard. The original manuscripts, discovered in the Judean Desert between 1947 and 1956, completely transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism, and the origin of Christianity.
Now in its seventh edition, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English has been updated with a number of previously unpublished texts, as well as extensive new introductory material and notes. Some sixty years after the Scrolls’ discovery, this revised and expanded volume crowns a lifetime of research by Vermes.
For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
4. The Gospel of Thomas: The Gnostic Wisdom of Jesus
Author: by Jean-Yves Leloup
A new translation and analysis of the gospel that records the actual words of Jesus Explores the gnostic significance of Jesus’s teachings recorded in this gospel Explains the true nature of the new man whose coming Jesus envisioned Translated and interpreted by the author of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and The Gospel of PhilipOne of the cache of codices and manuscripts discovered in Nag Hammadi, the Gospel of Thomas, unlike the canonical gospels, does not contain a narrative recording Christ’s life and prophecies.
Instead it is a collection of his teachings-what he actually said. These 114 logia, or sayings, were collected by Judas Didymus Thomas, whom some claim to be Jesus’s closest disciple. No sooner was this gospel uncovered from the sands of Upper Egypt than scholars and theologians began to bury it anew in a host of conflicting interpretations and polemics.
While some say it is a hodgepodge from the canonical gospels, for others it is the source text from which all the gospel writers drew their material and inspiration. In this new translation of the Gospel of Thomas, Jean-Yves Leloup shows that the Jesus recorded by the “infinitely skeptical and infinitely believing” Thomas has much in common with gnostics of non-dualistic schools.
5. The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English
Author: by Martin G. Abegg Jr.
From the dramatic find in the caves of Qumran, the world’s most ancient version of the Bible allows us to read the scriptures as they were in the time of Jesus.
6. When Watchers Ruled the Nations: Pagan Gods at War with Israel’s God and the Spiritual World of the Bible
Author: by Brian Godawa
The Sequel to the Best-Selling Book, When Giants Were Upon the EarthFor those who want serious study of the topics of the Unseen Realm in the Bible: The divine council of the gods. The authority of the Watchers, Sons of God.
Territorial spirits and the inheritance of the nations. Angels and demons, principalities and powers, spiritual warfare. Host of heaven, Shining Ones and the stars. Leviathan the sea dragon of chaos vs.Creation. The gods of Canaan and Jezebel vs.Yahweh and Elijah.
Child sacrifice in Israel and the cult of the dead. The gods of Egypt and Pharaoh vs.Yahweh and Moses. The truth about the ten plagues and the Exodus. The connection between ancient China, the Tower of Babel and the Bible.
Dragons and the Babylonian Magi in China. The cosmic spiritual war between the Seed of the Serpent and the Seed of Messiah. Four Chronicles of the Watchers research books in one volume:Psalm 82The Spiritual World of Moses and EgyptThe Spiritual World of Jezebel and ElijahThe Spiritual World of Ancient China and the BibleRespected Christian author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical, ancient historical and mythical research that undergirds the stories behind his best-selling novel series, Chronicles of the Watchers, Bible stories retold through a supernatural lens of the ancient Hebrew worldview.
7. Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of Christianity
Author: by John Bergsma
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A major new work on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest sacred documents of Judaism, which reveals their surprising connections to early Christianity. A luminous treatment of a fascinating subject!Highly recommended! Scott Hahn, author of The Fourth Cup From award-winning scholar John Bergsma comes an intriguing book that reveals new insights on the Essenes, a radical Jewish community predating Christianity, whose existence, beliefs, and practices are often overlooked in the annuls of history.
Bergsma reveals how this Jewish sect directly influenced the beliefs, sacraments, and practices of early Christianity and offers new information on how Christians lived their lives, worshipped, and eventually went on to influence the Roman Empire and Western civilization. Looking to Hebrew scripture and Jewish tradition, Bergsma helps to further explain how a simple Jewish peasant could go on to inspire a religion and a philosophy that still resonates 2,000 years later.
In this enriching and exciting exploration, Bergsma demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrollsthe world’s greatest modern archaeological discoverycan shed light on the Church as a sacred society that offered hope, redemption, and salvation to its member. Ultimately, these mysterious writings are a time machine that can transport us back to the ancient world, deepen our appreciation of Scripture, and strengthen our understanding of the Christian faith.
8. When Giants Were Upon the Earth: The Watchers, The Nephilim, and the Cosmic War of the Seed
Author: by Brian Godawa
An Exploration of the Strange and Odd Supernatural Things in the BibleThe Biblical fantasy novel series Chronicles of the Nephilim has changed the landscape of Evangelical imagination. Now, author Brian Godawa shares the Biblical and ancient historical research that undergirds the novels.
For those who want serious study of the topics of Genesis 6, the Watchers, Nephilim, Sons of God, fallen angels, Spiritual Warfare, and the Biblical Cosmic War of the Seed. The Book of Enoch: Scripture, Heresy or What?Bonus Chapter. How influential the ancient book of Enoch has been on the Church and the New Testament.
Sons of God (Expanded) Are the Sons of God in Genesis 6 angels, Sethites or divine kings? The Nephilim (Expanded) This chapter explores everywhere giants appear in the Bible. LeviathanThe notion of a sea dragon of chaos is universal in the ancient Near East and the Bible.
What is its theological meaning? Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography in the BibleDid the Bible writers assume the ancient Mesopotamian view of a flat earth supported by pillars over an Underworld with a solid dome overhead? Retelling Bible Stories and Mythic ImaginationAncient Jewish writers retold Bible stories to bring meaning to their world.
9. The Essene Gospel of Peace: The Complete 4 Books in One Volume
Author: by Barry J Peterson
For the first time the complete 4 books of the Essene Gospel of Peace are available in one volume. The Essene Gospel of Peace, The Unknown Book of the Essenes, Lost Scrolls of the Essene Brotherhood & The Teachings of the Elect.
The Essene Gospel of Peace were found in the Vatican Library and translated by Edmond Bordeaux SzekelyEdmond Bordeaux Szekely,grandson of Alexandre Szekely,eminent poet and Unitarian Bishop of Cluj,is a descendant of Csoma de Koros, Transylvanian traveler and philologist who,over 150 years ago, compiled the first grammar of the Tibetan language,the first English-Tibetan dictionary,and wrote his unsurpassed work, Asiatic Researches.
He was also Librarian to the Royal Asiatic Society in India. Dr.Bordeaux earned his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Paris,and other degrees from the Universities of Vienna and Leipzig. He also held professorships of Philosophy and Experimental Psychology at the University of Cluj.
A well-known philologist in Sanscrit,Aramaic,Greek and Latin,Dr. Bordeaux spoke ten modern languages. In 1928,he founded the International Biogenic Society with Nobel Prize-winning author,Romain Rolland. His most important translations,in addition to selected texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Essene Gospel of Peace over a million copies in 26 languages are selected texts from the Zend Avesta and from pre Columbian codices of ancient Mexico.
10. The Gospel of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the Gnosis of Sacred Union
Author: by Jean-Yves Leloup
A new translation and analysis of one of the most controversial of the apocryphal gospels Emphasizes an initiatic marriage between the male and female principles as the heart of the Christian mystery Bears witness to the physical relationship shared by Jesus and Mary Magdalene Translated from the Coptic and analyzed by the author of the bestselling The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (over 90,000 sold) The mainstream position of the Christian church on sexuality was perhaps best summed up by Pope Innocent III (1160-1216) when he stated that the sexual act is so shameful that it is intrinsically evil.
Another Christian theologian maintained that the Holy Ghost is absent from the room shared by a wedded couple. What Philip records in his gospel is that Christ said precisely the opposite: The nuptial chamber is in fact the holy of holies.
For Philip the holy trinity includes the feminine presence. God is the Father, the Holy Ghost is the Mother, and Jesus is the Son. Neither man nor woman alone is created in the image of God. It is only in their relationship with one another-the sacred embrace in which they share the divine breath-that they resemble God.
11. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation
Author: by Michael O Wise
A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English. With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.
12. The Ancient Dead Sea Scroll Calendar: AND THE PROPHECIES IT REVEALS
Author: by Ken Johnson
The Dead Sea Scrolls speak about a mysterious 364-day solar calendar used by the ancients from the time of Creation to about 170 BC. In the second century BC, it was replaced with a lunar calendar by corrupt Jewish priests. Today we know this corrupt lunar calendar as the modern Jewish calendar.
In this book we will learn about God’s original solar calendar and discover what prophecies it reveals. Most Christians know that the Jewish festivals teach prophecy. Festivals like Passover, teach about the First Coming of the Messiah. The fall festivals, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles, prophesy about the Second Coming and the Millennial Reign.
The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal summer festivals that were deliberately hidden from us and point to the Age of Grace. Two of these festivals are the Festival of New Wine and the Festival of New Oil. Learn about these prophetic festivals and how to start using the original calendar God gave us.
13. Ancient Testaments of the Patriarchs: Autobiographies from the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: by Ken Johnson
Autobiographies from the Dead Sea Scrolls The Talmud teaches that the ancient patriarchs were all prophets, and that each one of them left testaments for their descendants to read. These contain commands for their children, moral lessons, and prophecy. This legend is not only repeated among the Essene community, but fragments of twenty such records have been found in the Dead Sea scrolls!
In this book you will read for yourself the testaments of Enos (Adam’s grandson), Enoch, Lamech (Noah’s father), Noah, Abraham, Jacob, Levi, Judah, Naphtali, Joseph, Benjamin, Kohath (son of Levi, and father of Amram), Amram (father of Moses, Aaron, and Miriam), and Aaron.
You will see many extra-biblical prophecies of the Messiah, including Aaron’s warning about the Messiah’s First Coming. Brought to you by Bible Facts Ministries, biblefacts.Org
14. The Book of Remembrance of Enoch the Essene Book of Hagi
Author: by Brotherhood of Christ Church
The Book of Remembrance of Enoch -the Essene Book of Hagi is now printed in a black hardcover edition to match our other texts. In 2007, we printed the original hardbound copy for our use, and at the same time we published an abridged paperback copy that we made available to the public.
At that time, there was a need to hold back the complete text because in it were instructions from the Lord to Enoch telling him how to divide the earth so that mankind would remain the objects of creation. The division of the earth by Enoch was permanent and never needs to be redone.
The same can be said for the reaffirmation which occurred sometime after 2007. So because of this we feel free to now print the original complete text of The Book of Remembrance of Enoch – the Essene Book of Hagi, completely unabridged with all the historical instructions included for dividing the earth.
The instructions to Enoch to divide the earth contained in this edition reveal a perspective of God’s intentions for the world. Those intentions are very different than the way our world is now – and much different than what people would anticipate.
15. The Complete Apocrypha Collection of Lost and Rejected Scriptures: The Oldest Library of Ancient Texts including All The 12 Christian Apocryphal Books
Author: by History Academy
THE COLLECTION OF CHRISTIAN APOCRYPHAL BOOKS:All 12 Christian apocryphal books + All of the apocryphal additions to Daniel, Esther, and Psalms18 books in oneThe complete collection, high-quality, 8,5″ x 11″ paperback, with book, chapter, page, and verse numbering. Etymologically, the word “apocrypha” means “things that are hidden”, but why they were hidden is not clear.
Some have suggested that the books were “hidden” from common use because they contained esoteric knowledge, too profound to be communicated to any except the initiated… Others have suggested that such books were hidden due to their spurious heretical teaching.
This is the only modern translation of the complete collection of deuterocanonical books known popularly as “The Apocrypha”. The Literal Standard Version (LSV) is a modern translation that stays true to the original manuscripts. This handsome 8,5″ x 11″ edition features a matte finish with thick, high-quality, cream-colored pages.
These ancient texts provide commentators’ valuable insight into what many ancient Jews and early Christians believed when, God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets (Heb.1:1). The number of books in the Bible depends on which Bible is being referenced.
16. Backgrounds of Early Christianity
Author: by Everett Ferguson
Having long served as a standard introduction to the world of the early church, Everett Ferguson’s Backgrounds of Early Christianity has been expanded and updated in this third edition. The book explores and unpacks the Roman, Greek, and Jewish political, social, religious, and philosophical backgrounds necessary for a good historical understanding of the New Testament and the early church.
New to this edition are revisions of Ferguson’s original material, updated bibliographies, and fresh discussions of first-century social life, of Gnosticism, and of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Jewish literature.