Suppressed by the early Church fathers who compiled the Bible, these Apocryphal Books have for centuries been shrouded in silence.
Now, for the first time, the reader can discover the hidden beauties of the Lost Books. To be found in this volume are the Apostles' Creed, the Psalms and Odes of Solomon, and other Apocryphal writings that have become part of our religious heritage.
The book is basically divided into two parts - one comprised of the Old Testament Pseudigrapha and the other ranging from New Testament Ante - Nicean writings such as Clement I and II to Pseudigrapha such as the Proto Evangelion of Mary or the Gospel of James as it is more commonly known.
The story of Joseph and Potiphar's wife, of Adam and Eve, of the girlhood and betrothal of Mary, of the childhood of Jesus, are here in all warmth, intimacy, and humanity of their first telling.
Review - "This is an excellent resource for those interested in the gnostic, heretical writings of the post NT period or the apocalyptic texts of the inter -testamental era. It is also invaluable for reading the texts of the orthodox early fathers".
Published December 1st 1974.