There is a volume by the title of The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels 1981 Vintage Books Dr

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There is a volume by the title of: The Gnostic Gospels Elaine Pagels 1981 Vintage Books Dr. Elaine Pagels is one of many who worked on translating a cache of codices found near Jabal al-Tarif, a section of cliff on the right bank marking the limit of the Nile valley and the arable land between Chenobskeia and Pabau. The fruit of that effort is recorded in a volume entitled: The Nag Hammadi Library in English James M. Robinson, General Editor 1978 Harper & Row I believe, however, that it is the Infancy Gospels of "The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden" that contain the relating of the events that you have described in your note. As far as I know all three of these works are currently available or orderable through most booksellers. What follows is a listing of the contents of "The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden", "The Nag Hammadi Library", and "The Apocrypha". Please feel free to extract this for your own reference. "The Lost Books of The Bible and The Forgotten Books of Eden" Total of 35 Works ------------------------------------------------------------- (The Lost Books of the Bible) 1 The Gospel of the Birth of Mary 2 Protoevangelion 3 1 The first Gospel of the INFANCY of Jesus Christ 4 2 Thomas's Gospel of the INFANCY of Jesus Christ 5 Epistle of Christ & Abgarus 6 Gospel of Nicodemus (formerly Acts of Pontius Pilate 7 The Apostles' Creed 8 Epistle of Paul to Laodiceans 9 Epistles of Paul & Seneca 10 Acts of Paul & Thecla 11 1 Epistle of Clement to Corinthians 12 2 Epistle of Clement to Corinthians 13 Epistle of Barnabus 14 Epistle of Ignatius to Ephesians 15 Epistle of Ignatius to Magnesians 16 Epistle of Ignatius to Trallians 17 Epistle of Ignatius to Romans 18 Epistle of Ignatius to Philadelphians 19 Epistle of Ignatius to Smyrnaeans 20 Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp 21 Epistle of Polycarp to Philippians 22 1 Hermas Visions 23 2 Hermas Commands 24 3 Hermas Similitudes 25 Letters of Herod & Pilate 26 The Lost Gospel of Peter (Forgotten Books of Eden). 27 1 The conflict of ADAM & EVE w/Satan 28 2 The 2nd book of ADAM & EVE 29 The Book of the Secrets of Enoch 30 The Psalms of Solomon 31 Odes of Solomon 32 Letter of Aristeas 33 4th book of MACCABEES 34 Story of Ahikar 35 Testament of Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulum, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph, and Benjamin * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Nag Hammadi Library Total of 52 Works ----------------------- 1 The Prayer of the Apostle Paul 2 The Apocryphon (secret book) of James 3 The Gospel of Truth 4 The Treatise on Resurrection 5 The Tripartite Tractate 6 The Apocryphon of John 7 The Gospel of Thomas 8 The Gospel of Phillip 9 The Hypostasis of the Archons 10 On the Origin of the World 11 The Exegesis on the Soul 12 The Book of Thomas the Contender 13 The Gospel of the Egyptians 14 Eugnostos of the Blessed 15 The Sophia of Jesus Christ 16 The Dialogue of the Savior 17 The Apocalypse of of Paul 18 The First Apocalypse of James 19 The Second Apocalypse of James 20 The Apocalypse of Adam 21 The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles 22 The Thunder, Perfect Mind 23 Authoritative Teaching 24 The Concept of Our Great Power 25 The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth 26 The Prayer of Thanksgiving (+ scribal note) 27 Asclepius 28 The Paraphrase of Shem 29 The Second Treatise of the Great Seth 30 Apocalypse of Peter 31 The Teachings of Silvanus 32 The Three Steles of Seth 33 Zostrianos 34 The Letter of Peter to Phillip 35 Melchizedek 36 The Thought of Norea 37 The Testimony of Truth 38 Marsanes 39 The Interpretation of Knowledge 40 A Valentinian Exposition 41 On the Anointing 42 On Baptism A 43 On Baptism B 44 On the Eucharist A 45 On the Eucharist B 46 Allogenes 47 Hypsiphrone 48 The Sentences of Sextus 49 The Gospel of Truth 50 Trimorphic Protennoia 51 The Gospel of Mary 52 The Act of Peter ** A section of Plato's "Republic" was also found together with the above works. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Books of the Apocrypha Total of 15 works -------------------------- 1 1 Esdras 2 2 Esdras 3 Tobit 4 Judith 5 Remaining Chapters of the Book of Esther 6 Wisdom of Solomon 7 Ecclesiasticus (Wisdom of Jesus son of Sirach) 8 Baruch 9 A Letter of Jeremiah 10 The Song of Three 11 Daniel and Susanna 12 Daniel, Bel, and the Snake (or Dragon) 13 Prayer of Manasseh 14 1 Maccabees 15 2 Maccabees Total of 102 non-canonical works in three collections. There are still other works than these! It should be noted here that some of the Apocrypha are recognised as canon by some and are contained in some translations of Bible, usually included between the Old and New Testaments.

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