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Other Bible

ISBN-10: 0060815981
ISBN-13: 9780060815981
Edition: 2005
Authors: Willis Barnstone
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List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

A new edition of our classic, The Other Bible, including a new index, new cover, and a new introduction from the author to bring The Other Bible up to date. The Other Bible gathers in one comprehensive volume ancient, esoteric holy texts from Judeo-Christian tradition that were excluded from the official canon of the Old and New Testaments, including the Gnostic Gospels, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Kabbalah, and several more. The Other Bible provides a rare opportunity to discover the poetic and narrative riches of this long-suppressed literature and experience firsthand its visionary discourses on the nature of God, humanity, the spiritual life, the world around us, and infinite worlds beyond this one. This new edition will include a full index and a new introduction from editor Willis Barnstone. o The interest in Gnostic texts begun with The Da Vinci Code has spread to include many of the other "suppressed" early texts of Judaism and Christianity, and this book contains many of them in one volume.

Willis Barnstone was born in Lewiston, Maine. He attended Bowdoin, Columbia, and Yale, earning his doctorate. Barnstone taught in Greece from 1949 to 1951, and in Buenos Aires during the Dirty War. He went to China during the Cultural Revolution, where he was later a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University from 1984 to 1985. Barnstone has authored more than forty books, poetry collections, poetry translations, philosophical and religious texts. He is a former O'Connor Professor of Greek at Colgate University, is a Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and is in the Institute of Biblical and Literary Studies at Indiana University. He has received numerous awards for his work, among them the Emily Dickinson Award, the W. H. Auden Award, and a PEN/Book-of-the-Month-Club Special Citation for translation. Barnstone was also a Guggenheim Fellow and Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry. His titles include The Complete Poems of Sappho,, Translated with an Introduction, Ancient Greek Lyrics, Love Poems, and Caf� de l'Aube � Paris, Dawn Caf� in Paris: Poems Composed in French and Their Translation in English.

Introduction
Note for the Second Edition
Creation Myths
The Book of the Secrets of Enoch (2 Enoch) (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
The Creation of the World
The Book of Jubilees (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
The Creation of the World
Adam, Eve, and Paradise
Haggadah (Jewish Legend from Midrash, Pseudepigrapha, and Early Kabbalah)
The Creation of the World
Manichaean Creation Myths (Gnostic) (Manichaeism and Other Gnostic Sects)
Primal Man
Adam, Child of Demons, and His Salvation
Concerning His Impure Doctrine (from Theodore bar Konai)
Manichaean Myth (from the Speech on Gehmurd and Murdiyanag)
The Secret Book of John (Gnostic)
Of Sophia, Mother of the Monstrous Creator Ialdabaoth, Yahweh
The Birth of Adam and Eve
On the Origin of the World (Gnostic)
The Creation of the World and the Demiurge Ialdabaoth
The Raising of Adam from Mud by Eve (Zoe-Life)
The Rape of Eve by the Prime Ruler (God) and by His Angels
The Hypostasis of the Archons (Gnostic)
The Hypostasis of the Archons
The Apocalypse of Adam (Gnostic)
The Revelations of Adam's Origin as Told to His Son Seth
The Gospel of Philip (Gnostic)
The Gospel of Philip
The Paraphrase of Shem (Gnostic)
The Conflict of Light and Darkness
The Second Treatise of the Great Seth (Gnostic)
The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
Creation of the World and the Alien Man (Mandaean Gnosticism)
The World Beyond
The World of Darkness
Cosmogony
The Creation of Man
The Head Is One World
Kabbalah
The Beginning
The Universe: Shell and Kernel
The First Light
Creation of Man
Histories and Narratives
The Martyrdom of Isaiah (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
The Martyrdom of Isaiah
The Fourth Book of Maccabees: Concerning the Sovereignty of Reason (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
The Martyrdom of Eleazar, His Wife, and Seven Sons
The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity (Christian Acts of Martyrdom)
The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity
The Story of Ahikar (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
The Story of Ahikar
The Genesis Apocryphon (Dead Sea Scrolls)
The Genesis Apocryphon
The Manual of Discipline (Dead Sea Scrolls)
The Manual of Discipline
The Damascus Document (Dead Sea Scrolls)
The Damascus Document
The War of the Sons of Light with the Sons of Darkness (Dead Sea Scrolls)
The War of the Sons of Light with the Sons of Darkness
The Letter of Aristeas (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
On the Translation of the Septuagint
Wisdom Literature and Poetry
The Psalms of Solomon (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
Psalm 16
The Thanksgiving Psalms (Dead Sea Scrolls)
Psalm 1
Psalm 4
Psalm 5
Psalm 6
Psalm 8
Psalm 9
Psalm 10
Psalm 11
Psalm 14
Psalm 15
Psalm 23
Psalm 25
The Odes of Solomon (Jewish Pseudepigrapha, Jewish Christian)
Ode 1
Ode 3
Ode 4
Ode 5
Ode 6
Ode 7
Ode 11
Ode 12
Ode 14
Ode 15
Ode 16
Ode 17
Ode 18
Ode 19
Ode 21
Ode 24
Ode 29
Ode 30
Ode 34
Ode 35
Ode 38
Ode 41
Ode 42
The Gospel of Truth and the Valentinian Speculation (Gnostic)
The Gospel of Truth
The Gospel of Thomas (Gnostic)
The Gospel of Thomas
The Hymn of the Pearl (Gnostic)
The Hymn of the Pearl
Manichaean Hymn-Cycles (Gnostic)
From the Govishn ig griv zindag
From the Parthian Hymn-Cycles
The Coptic Psalm-Book (Manichaean Gnostic)
Let Us Workship the Spirit of the Paraclete
Joy Came Over Me
Gospels
The Gospel of the Hebrews (Jewish-Christian)
The Gospel of the Hebrews
The Gospel of the Ebionites (Jewish-Christian)
The Gospel of the Ebionites
The Secret Gospel of Mark (Christian Apocrypha)
The Secret Gospel of Mark
The Apocryphon of James (Gnostic)
The Apocryphon of James
The Gospel of Bartholomew (Christian Apocrypha)
The Gospel of Bartholomew
The Gospel of Nicodemus (Christian Apocrypha)
The Acts of Pilate
Christ's Descent Into Hell
The Paradosis
The Pistis Sophia: Concerning the Union of the Child Jesus with the Spirit (Gnostic)
Infancy Gospels
The Infancy Gospel of James (the Birth of Mary) (Christian Apocrypha)
The Infancy Gospel of James (Protevangelium Jacobi) (The Birth of Mary)
The Infancy Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew: The Book About the Origin of the Blessed Mary and the Childhood of the Savior (Christian Apocrypha)
The Infancy Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas (Christian Apocrypha)
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas
A Latin Infancy Gospel: The Birth of Jesus (Christian Apocrypha)
A Latin Infancy Gospel: The Birth of Jesus
The Arabic Infancy Gospel: The Children Who Were Changed into Goats (Christian Apocrypha)
The Arabic Infancy Gospel: The Children Who Were Changed into Goats
Acts
The Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles and the Acts of John
The Acts of John (Christian Apocrypha)
From Miletus to Ephesus
First Stay in Ephesus
The Portrait of John
Christ's Earthly Appearance
Revelation of the Mystery of the Cross
The Destruction of the Temple of Artemis
Resurrection of the Priest of Artemis
Encounter with a Parricide
The Obedient Bugs
The Death of John
The Acts of Peter (Christian Apocrypha)
Peter's Daughter
The Gardener's Daughter
Marcellus
Peter's Miracles and First Attacks on Simon
Peter's Vision and Narrative about Simon
The Contest with Simon in the Forum
Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Peter
The Acts of Paul (Christian Apocrypha)
Acts of Paul and Thecla
Paul in Ephesus
Martyrdom of the Holy Apostle Paul
The Beginning of the Stay in Ephesus
The Acts of Andrew (Christian Apocrypha)
Reconstructed Text of the Martyrdom
The Acts of Thomas (Christian-Gnostic Apocrypha)
How the Lord Sold Him to the Merchant Abban
Concerning His Coming to King Gundaphorus
Concerning the Serpent
Concerning the Youth Who Had Murdered the Maiden
Martyrdom of the Holy and Esteemed Apostle Thomas
Apocalypses
The Book of Enoch (1 Enoch) (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
Enoch's Dream Vision of Heaven, the Watchers, and the Giants
Enoch's Journeys through Sheol (Hell) and Heaven
The Book of the Secrets of Enoch (2 Enoch) (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
Enoch's Life and Dream
Ascension into the Heavens
The Sibylline Oracles (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
The Sibylline Oracles
The Apocalypse of Baruch (2 Baruch) (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
Baruch's Lament over Zion
The Vision of the Forest, the Vine, the Fountain, and the Cedar
The Angel Ramiel Speaks of the Coming of the Bright Lightning, the Messiah
The Apocalypse of Ezra (4 Ezra) (Jewish Pseudepigrapha)
The Seer Speaks of the Signs Which Precede the End
The Angel Speaks
The Man from the Sea (Sixth Vision)
The Ascension of Isaiah (Christian Apocrypha)
The Ascension of Isaiah
The Vision Which Isaiah the Son of Amoz Saw
Apocalypse of Peter (Christian Apocrypha)
The Day of Judgment
Akhmim
Apocalypse of Paul (Christian Apocrypha)
Apocalypse of Paul
Apocalypse of Thomas (Christian Apocrypha)
Apocalypse of Thomas
Christian Sibyllines (Christian Apocrypha)
End of Book I
Book II
Book VI: Hymn to Christ
Jesus Christ, Son of God, Redeemer, Cross
Prophetia Sibillae Magae (Fourth or Fifth Century) (Mundus Origo Mea Est)
Hermes Trismegistus: Poimandres (Pagan Gnostic)
Hermes Trismegistus: Poimandres
Hermes Trismegistus: Asclepius (Pagan Gnostic)
Hermes Trismegistus: Asclepius 21-29
Hermes Trismegistus: On God's Bisexuality (Pagan Gnostic)
Hermes Trismegistus: On God's Bisexuality
The Book of Thomas the Contender (Gnostic)
The Book of Thomas the Contender
Trimorphic Protennoia (Gnostic)
Trimorphic Protennoia
The Thunder, Perfect Mind (Gnostic)
The Thunder, Perfect Mind
Diverse Gnostic Texts
Simon Magus
Conversion of Simon the Sorcerer
Commentaries
Valentinus and the Valentinian System of Ptolemaeus
The Valentinian System of Ptolemaeus
Ptolemaeus' Letter to Flora
Ptolemaeus' Letter to Flora
Basilides
Basilides
Basilides' System
The Naassene Psalm
Naassene Psalm
Baruch by Justin
Baruch by Justin
Marcion
Marcion
Carpocrates
Carpocarates
Epiphanes, Concerning Righteousness (Justice)
The Cainites
The Cainites
The Sethians
The Sethians
The Sethians
The Sethian-Ophites
The Sethian-Ophites
Ophite Diagrams
The Ophite Diagrams
Manichaean and Mandaean Gnostic Texts
Mani and Manichaeism
Synopsis of the Entire System According to Augustine
Faust Concerning Good and Evil
Faust Concerning Good and Evil
Augustine's Letters Against the Manichaeans
Epistula 236.2
From Other Letters of Augustine on the Manichaeans
From Contra epistulam fundamenti, 8, 12, 13, 15
From De natura boni, 42, 46
Evodius, Against the Manichaeans
Evodius, Against the Manichaeans 28.5
The Kephalaia of the Teacher
Concerning the Three Blows Struck at the Enemy on Account of the Light
Diverse Manichaean Documents
The Religion That I, Mani, Have Chosen
Mani's Death
Visions of Paradise in Manichaean Missionary History
The Light of Paradise
Prayer to Mani and Other Poems
Mandaean Salvation and Ethics
Soteriology (Salvation of the Soul)
Song of Ascent
Ethics and Morality (Mandaean)
Mystical Documents
The Divine Throne-Chariot (Dead Sea Scrolls)
The Divine Throne-Chariot
The Zohar, The Book of Radiance (Kabbalah)
Highest Grade of Faith
Midnight
A Seal upon Your Heart
The Ten Sefirot
The Destiny of the Soul
The Three Aspects of the Soul
Hymns in Heaven
God's Love
The Rose of Sharon
The Tree of Life
The Mystical Theology of Pseudo-Dionysius (Christian)
What Is the Divine Gloom?
How We Ought Both to Be United and Render Praise to the Cause of All and Above All
Plotinus
Plotinus, the Enneads (Pagan)
The Ascent of Union with the One
Glossary

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