Monday, October 5, 2015

Bible Hoaxes, Frauds and Forgeries - 40 Books on CDrom

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Books Scanned from the Originals into PDF format - For a list of all of my digital books and disks click here

Books are in the public domain. I will take checks or money orders as well. 

Contents of Disk (created on a Windows computer):

The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ by Nicolas Notovitch 1894
(Claims Jesus went to India - was exposed by Edgar Goodspeed as a hoax)

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Levi Dowling 1911
Not one for accuracy, the book depicts Jesus as visiting the cities of Lahore, Pakistan, and Persepolis in Persia. Lahore did not exist during the period in question, and Persepolis had already been destroyed by Alexander the Great.

The Crucifixion, by an Eye-witness 1911

A Holy, Sacred and Divine Roll and Book from the Lord God of Heaven Volume 1 1843

A Holy, Sacred and Divine Roll and Book from the Lord God of Heaven Volume 2 1843 (otherwise known as the Shaker Bible)

"Some two years ago, Oahspe was mechanically written through my hands by some other intelligence than my own."

The Gospel According to the Hebrews 1879

The Lost Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles from the Sonnini Manuscript

The Occult Life of Jesus of Nazareth
This work is attributed not to written sources, but to "spirits who were contemporary mortals with Jesus while on the earth."

The Sorry Tale - a story of the Time of Christ 1917
Its notoriety came from author Pearl Curran's story of receiving dictation of poetry and historical tales from the spirit of a "Puritan spinster" called Patience Worth.

The New Gospel of Peace, according to St. Benjamin 1877

The Letter from Heaven - supposedly written by Jesus 53 years after his death.
"Whosoever shall have a copy of this letter and keep it in their house, nothing shall hurt them, and if any  woman be in child-birth and put her trust in me, she shall be delivered of her child.  You shall hear no more of me but by the Holy Spirit until the Day of Judgment."

Scriptural Imitations and Theological Forgeries in
The Oriental herald and journal of general literature, Volume 13 1827

Some articles on The Unknown Life of Christ in Magazines of the time.

Gleanings for the curious from the harvest-fields of literature (1890)

The Gospel of Barnabas 1907
This work should not be confused with the surviving Epistle of Barnabas. Neither should it be confused with the surviving Acts of Barnabas.

Three Days in the Temple by Jakob Lorber
Paul's Letter to the Laodiceans by Jakob Lorber
Jakob Lorber (1800-1864) was a Styrian Christian mystic who referred to himself as the "God's scribe". He wrote that he began hearing an 'inner voice' from the region of his heart and thereafter transcribed what it said.

The Reports, Letters and Acts of Pontius Pilate 1880

Meditations on the Supper of Our Lord 1875

Contemplations of the Dread and Love of God by Richard Rolle (Middle Ages)

The Fifth Gospel or, The Gospel According to Paul by Charles Roads 1897

The Gospel of the Childhood of Our Lord Jesus Christ 1904

Ante-Nicene Christian Library Volume 20 1881
This has a section called DUBIOUS OR SPURIOUS WRITINGS:
A Sectional Confession of Faith
A Fragment of the same Declaration of Faith, accompanied by
Fragment from the Discourse on the Trinity
Twelve Topics on the Faith
Topical Discourse on the subject of the Soul
The Four Homilies Of Gregory Tiiaumaturgus
On the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary
A Fragment on the Gospel according to Matthew
A Discourse on all the Saints

A Memoir of the controversy of the 3 Heavenly Witnesses by Ezra Abbot 1875 (about the Comma Johaneum, 1 John 5:7,8, the most famous spurious passage in the Bible)

The Holy Gospels Translated from the Original Greek, the Spurious Passages Expunged, the Doubtful Bracketed by GW Brameld 1863

Jesuit Juggling, Forty Popish Frauds Detected and Disclosed by Richard Baxter 1835

Frauds and Follies of the Fathers by Joseph Wheeler 1882
"To make testimonies out of forgeries and spurious books to prove the very foundation of the Christian revelation, was a method much practised by some of the Fathers, especially Justin Martyr, Clemens Alexandrinus, and Lactantius."

The Life of Jesus Christ, including His Apocryphal History, from the Spurious Gospels 1818

Universalism Unmasked: Or the Spurious Gospel Exposed by James Davis 1837

Frauds of Papal Ecclesiastics by Gilbert Burnet 1835

A Book of Tracts Containing the Origin and Progress, Cruelties, Frauds, Superstitions, Miracles of the Church of Rome 1856

The Book of Jasher 1829

On this disk you also have these books by Moses Gaster, a scholar who found and collected strange ancient manuscripts:

Jewish folk-lore in the middle ages 1887

The Sibyl and the Dream of 100 Suns: an Old Apocryphon

An Unknown Hebrew Version of the History of Judith

The Chronicles of Jerahmeel 1899

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  1. THE Aquarian Gospel takes its name from the fantastic astrological idea that with the life of Christ the sun entered the sign Pisces and that it is now passing into that of Aquarius. For the new Aquarian Age its author has composed a new spiritual gospel, the Aquarian Gospel. Its writer was Dr. Levi H. Dowling (1844-1911), who after years of service as chaplain, doctor, and Sunday-school worker became a believer in the Akashic Records, the imperishable records of life preserved in the Supreme Intelligence, or Universal Mind. By coming into harmony with the rhythms and vibrations of this, through meditation, Dr. Dowling, who preferred to be known simply as Levi, was able, he believed, to explore the past with unerring accuracy. The Aquarian Gospel is his record of the communications thus obtained and written down by him in California, in the "quiet hours," between two and six in the morning. It was published in Los Angeles in 1911.

    The subjective character of materials gained in this way is to most of us immediately apparent. Yet the Aquarian Gospel has had a considerable circulation, and has found adherents in circles far removed from the half-theosophical atmosphere which produced it. I first saw it on the religious-books table of a large department store. It is, to begin with, arranged in sections, chapters, and verses. The chapters are preceded by brief summaries in italics, and each verse forms a little paragraph by itself, as in the King James Version. The distinctive readings of that version are occasionally recognizable in the Aquarian writer's use of the Bible.

    "Augustus Caesar reigned and Herod Antipas was ruler in Jerusalem." This opening sentence of the new gospel does not encourage any very high hopes as to its historical value. It is generally accepted that Antipas never ruled in Jerusalem but in Galilee. Of course Dr. Dowling means Herod the Great. The first episode of the narrative is the birth of Mary to Joachim and Anna, her sojourn in the temple, and her marriage to Joseph. This is evidently derived from the ancient Gospel of James, or Protevangelium, a well-known work of early Christian literature. It is followed by accounts of the births of John and Jesus, drawn from Matthew and Luke. The location of Jesus' birthplace in a cave is another touch from the Gospel of James. The account of the martyrdom of Zacharias, which concludes this infancy section, is also drawn from that gospel.

    This is followed by an account of the education of Mary and Elizabeth by Elihu and Salome, in Zoan. Their lessons dealt with the history of religions, and relate to Tao, Brahm, Zarathustra, and Buddha, the whole presentation being colored by Christian Science. The education of John by an Egyptian priest named Matheno is next described. This name recalls the famous Egyptian priest Manetho, who flourished early in the third century before Christ. Matheno was Master of a temple of the Brotherhood at "Sakara," and John spent eighteen years there with him.

    Continued below

  2. But the education and travels of Jesus make up the most important part of the book. Jesus first studies with Hillel, then goes to India, where he spends years among the Brahmins and the Buddhists. He visits Tibet (Lassa, the Ladakh, Leh), where he meets Meng-ste, the greatest sage of the farther East. This name suggests the Chinese sage Mencius (Meng-tsze), who died in 289 B.C. Everywhere Jesus learns the sacred books and talks with the greatest sages. He proceeds to Persia and visits the Magi, the chief of whom, Kaspar, welcomes and commends him. One is reminded that medieval legend gave this name, Gaspar, to one of the Magi mentioned in Matthew. Jesus passes through Assyria and Babylonia, reflecting on the life of Abraham and the Tower of Babel.

    After a short visit to his home, Jesus goes to Greece, and preaches to the Athenians. He visits the Delphic oracle, which declares that its day is done. Jesus travels to Egypt, and joins the sacred brotherhood at Heliopolis. He passes through the seven degrees--Sincerity, Justice, Faith, Philanthropy, Heroism, Love Divine, and Christ--emerging as Logos. A council of the seven sages of the world is held at Alexandria. They formulate seven great religious postulates, and ordain Jesus for his work.

    There were undoubtedly great dramatic possibilities in these situations, but the author of the Aquarian Gospel has not been equal to them. The contributions of the great ancient religions to truth might have been profoundly treated, but here they are no more than a theosophical jumble. The visits of Jesus to the Brahmins, Buddhists, and Persians remind us of Notovitch's "Unknown Life of Jesus Christ," with which Dr. Dowling was probably acquainted. But that idea is carried out much more systematically here.

    The rest of the Aquarian Gospel is a fanciful recast of the materials of the Four Gospels, elaborated and diluted in Dr. Dowling's, characteristic way. At the end, Jesus appears in a fully materialized body to friends in India, Persia, Jerusalem, Greece, Italy, Egypt, and Galilee. He declares himself to have been "transmuted to the image of the AM." A somewhat artificial vocabulary, now quaint, now pedantic, spoils the style of the book. Bizarre expressions like Holy Breath (for Holy Spirit), Christine (for Christian), the Septonate, the Triune God Father-Mother-Child, mingle with the technical terms of Christian Science and Theosophy in bewildering confusion. The simple piety and sound moral feeling that are on many pages are lost n the mass of fantastic yet artless fancies. The result is neither ancient nor modern. The principal impression is one of literary and religious commonplace.

    The Unknown Life and the Aquarian Gospel have this in common, that they seek to fill in the hidden years of Jesus' youth; they seek in a measure at least to explain his wisdom by making him an adept in all that the older oriental religions had to give; and they put into their gospels what they like to think he did and taught. Notovitch has done this under this guise of a supposedly ancient document discovered by himself; Dowling, under the more transparent disguise of inner illumination.
    Edgar J Goodspeed