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Ancient forbidden Christian text of Jesus' 'secret teachings' to his 'brother' found

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Biblical scholars have discovered the first-known original Greek copy of an ancient forbidden Christian text that purportedly describes Jesus’ secret teachings to his “brother” James, an early leader of the Church.

Geoffrey Smith and Brent Landau, religious studies scholars at The University of Texas at Austin, located the rare text in Oxford University archives earlier this year. The experts found several fifth- or sixth-century A.D. Greek fragments of the First Apocalypse of James, one of the books from an ancient collection known as the Nag Hammadi library. Previously, the text was thought to be preserved only via translations in the Egyptian Coptic language.

Only a small number of texts from the Nag Hammadi library, a collection of 13 Coptic Gnostic books discovered in Egypt in 1945, have been found in Greek, their original language of composition. Also known as the “Gnostic Gospels,” the books are seen as key documents for understanding Gnosticism, an ancient belief system.


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This First Apocalypse of James was a gnostic text, similar to the others.
Nothing new here except that a Greek fragment was found. These heretical
fraud documents and their belief systems, sprung of Docetist (Jesus did not die on Cross),
Arian (Jesus was a man only), and Gnostic ladder systems (demiurge, hierarchies)
are really precursive of Islam. Islam espouses these heresies, which is how they
believe in Jesus (Issa). - not surprising that the region was forced to change to Islam
by bloodshed not far after these were rightly suppressed by the Church.
This particular document even mainains there are 72 levels in heaven.
But don't read the headline articles, I looked them over and very few authors have
any idea of Church history. I just had the displeasure of reading some base idiot
at the New York Post mischaracterize it all. Hey, she has a Jewish last name,
so you can't expect her to have ever heard anything but lies about Christian history.

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