Well, recently I had an off-line conversation with Ari about sources of facts about the life of the Mother of God. I would have liked to continue on the forum but could not trace back the thread anymore.
Therefore now I'm starting this as a new topic.
When Ari indicated the Gospel of James, and its URL on the web ( http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/infancyjames-roberts.html
I realized that I have a book in my possession that has this and other traditional writings in it, and I haven't had time yet to read it.
I would like to recommend it here and see whether you all know it and what you think about it.
It is called "The Lost Books of the Bible and the forgotten books of Eden" (ISBN 0-529-02061-0 (paperback), copyrighted 1926 and 1927 by Alpha House,Inc.
and contains many beautiful old illustrations and the following books:
- The Gospel of the Birth of Mary
- The Protevangelion (of James)
- 1. and 2.Gospel of the Infancy of Jesus Christ
- The Epistles of Jesus Christ and Abgarus
- The Gospel of Nicodemus
- The Apostles Creed
- The Epistle of Paul to the Laodiceans
- The Epistles of Paul and Seneca
- The Acts of Paul and Thecla
- 1. and 2. The Epistles of Clement to the Corinthians
- The General Epistle of Barnabas
- The Epistle of Ignatius to the Ephesians
- The Epistle of Ignatius to the Magnesians
- The Epistle of Ignatius to the Trallians
- The Epistle of Ignatius to the Romans
- The Epistle of Ignatius to the Philadelphians
- The Epistle of Ignatius to the Smyrnaeans
- The Epistle of Ignatius to Polycarp
- The Epistle of Polycarp to the Philippians
- Hermas - Visions
- Hermas - Similitudes
- Hermas - Commands
- Letters of Herod and Pilate
- The Lost Gospel of Peter
- The forgotten Books of Eden
I have not checked out yet whether any of those are on the web and where, but surely this is a lot of interesting material (Ari, I don't mean to be disrespectful when I call the sacred traditions of the Church that
Must be Father's providential gift to me before I ever was looking for it
but He surely has a way of restoring to us what the devil tried to steal. All we need is long for it and ask with a contrite heart.