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Friday, 6 December 2019

Lost Books

Lost Books 

Just from the writing of the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, alone, we learn of a number of books and letters, in the Hebrew Scriptures: the book of the wars of Yahweh (Numbers 21:14), the book of Jashar (Joshua 10:12,13 2 Samuel 1:18-27), the book of the acts of Solomon (1 Kings 11:41), the book of Annals of the Kings of Israel (1 Kings 14:19; 2 Chronicles 20:34; 2 Chronicles 33:18), the book of Annals of the Kings of Judah (1 Kings 14:29; 15:7), the Annals of Samuel the seer (1 Chronicles 29:29), the History of Nathan the prophet (2 Chronicles 9:29) the Annals of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer (2 Chronicles 12:15) the Annals of Jehu son of Hanani (2 Chronicles 20:34) an unknown and untilled writing of Isaiah (2 Chronicles 26:22) the Annals of Hozai (2 Chronicles 33:18) and an unknown lament for Josiah by Jeremiah (2 Chronicles 35:25) and in the Christian Scriptures we know that Paul sent to the Christians of Corinth before he wrote 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 5:9), a letter that some of the Corinthians had sent to him (1 Corinthians 7:1), a letter forged in Paul’s name to the Thessalonians (2 Thessalonians 2:2). 

The historical reality is that most of the non-canonical books mentioned in our early surviving sources have been lost. Some were destroyed when Christian leaders found their teachings dangerous. Others simply disappeared out of general disinterest, in any event, most of the writings that survive from early Christianity have come down to us in the Christian Scriptures itself. 

Other lost text we learn about from the nag hammadi scriptures

Since you asked that I send you a secret book which was revealed to me and Peter by the Lord, I could not turn you away or gainsay (?) you; but I have written it in the Hebrew alphabet and sent it to you, and you alone. (
The Apocryphon of James)

I also sent you, ten months ago, another secret book which the Savior had revealed to me. Under the circumstances, however, regard that one as revealed to me, James; but this one ... [untranslatable fragments] (The Apocryphon of James)

You will find the effect of these names and the force of the male entities in the Archangelic (Book) of the Prophet Moses, and the names of the female entities in the first Book of Noraia. (On the Origian of the world)

They had intercourse with one another, and each one begot seven, so that they amount to forty-nine androgynous demons. Their names and their effects you will find in the Book of Solomon.

"My father, the progress that has come to me now, and the foreknowledge, according to the books, that has come to me, exceeding the deficiency - these things are foremost in me." 

Other hidden codices revealed in the nag hammadi scriptures

The great Seth wrote this book with letters in one hundred and thirty years. He placed it in the mountain that is called 'Charaxio,' in order that, at the end of the times and the eras, by the will of the divine Autogenes and the whole pleroma, through the gift of the untraceable, unthinkable, fatherly love, it may come forth and reveal this incorruptible, holy race of the great savior, and those who dwell with them in love, and the great, invisible, eternal Spirit, and his only-begotten Son, and the eternal light, and his great, incorruptible consort, and the incorruptible Sophia, and the Barbelon, and the whole pleroma in eternity. Amen.

The Holy Book of the Great 

But I said, "Sir, am I also from their matter?"

"You, together with your offspring, are from the primeval father; from above, out of the imperishable light, their souls are come. Thus the authorities cannot approach them, because of the spirit of truth present within them; and all who have become acquainted with this way exist deathless in the midst of dying mankind. Still, that sown element will not become known now. Instead, after three ages it will come to be known, and it has freed them from the bondage of the authorities' error." 
Then I said, "Sir, how much longer?"
He said to me, "Until the moment when the true man, within a modeled form, reveals the existence of the spirit of truth, which the father has sent. 
Then he will teach them about everything, and he will anoint them with the unction of life eternal, given him from the undominated generation.
Then they will be freed of blind thought, and they will trample underfoot death, which is of the authorities, and they will ascend into the limitless light where this sown element belongs.
Then the authorities will relinquish their ages, and their angels will weep over their destruction, and their demons will lament their death.
Then all the children of the light will be truly acquainted with the truth and their root, and the father of the entirety and the holy spirit. They will all say with a single voice, 'The father's truth is just, and the son presides over the entirety", and from everyone unto the ages of ages, "Holy - holy - holy! Amen!'"
The Reality
of the Rulers

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