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Book Review – The Lost Books of the Bible, Bell Publishing

Title: Lost books of the Bible – Bell 1979 edition – 293 pages

The documents in this book were written soon after Christ’s crucifixion, during the early spread of Christianity. But when the Bible was compiled these text were not among those chosen, were suppressed for 1500 years, shrouded in secrecy. By and about many important figures in the New testament. The contents were translated from the original tongues and enhanced with 32 illustrations from ancient paintings and missals.

Contents Include:


Preface and Introduction


The Protevangelio: Infancy

Christand Abgarus Nicodemus

The Apostles’ Creed


Paul and Seneca

Paul and Thecla I and II

Clement Barnabas







Polycarp Phillippians

Hermas Visions

Hermans Commands

Hermans Similitueds

Letters of Herod and Pilate

The Lost Gospel According to Peter

Table I & II. , ETC, ETC ; complete with illustrations.

If one wants a decent appreciation of the history of Christianity, you need to find and read the “lost” books. There is little in them that offers contradictions that matter but there is a lot to add background.

“The eclipse of the sun happened according to its usual custom”….at the time of the crucifixion

and there is this:  “There is a certain bird called a Phoenix; of this there is never but one at a time…”

From Barnabas:


Thou shalt love Him that made thee
Thou shalt be simple in heart, and rich in the spirit
Thou shalt not exalt thyself
Thou shalt not commit fornication nor adultery. Neither shalt thou corrupt thyself with mankind
Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord in vain.
Thou shalt love thy neighbor above thy own soul
Thou shalt not destroy thy conceptions before they are brought forth; nor kill them after they are born.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods

“…where the labour is great, the gain is the more.”

“But the love of money is the root of all evil.”

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