Mystery of Heaven and Earth | Ethiopian literary work | orphansofwar.infoHe led me out in the darkness of the night to a sandy expanse. There we lay down and gazed up into the star-filled skies. The word for earth is aretz. When you hear a Hebrew word that ends with im , it's a sign that word is plural. So what does this tell you? Shamayim , heaven, is plural, but aretz , earth, is not. And it's not just the words; it's what the words represent.
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The scroll fragments are given the alpha-numeric designations of 1Q27 and 4Q The assumption behind The Book of Mysteries is that revelation, not reason, is the key to wisdom. The book is authored by an unnamed teacher who claims to be the recipient of such a revelation and is passing it along to his students. As with many of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the question of who wrote the scrolls and when has no definite answer. We can make an estimate, however, as to when the manuscripts were copied. The copy of mystery text 1Q27 has been dated on paelographic grounds to the end of the first century BCE, so the book is at least that old Larson Lawrence Schiffman believes that the ideology, orthography, and language of the texts show that it originates from the same circle as other sectarian works found among the Dead Sea Scrolls Larson
The continuing fascination with Gnostic Christianity has stimulated the translation of a vast range of Gnostic texts with both popular and critical commentaries. But the later texts of the Coptic Church remain virtually unknown outside a small circle of scholars, even more so in their Ethiopic versions. One exception is The Book of Enoch , but Enoch does not stand alone. Associated with it is an even stranger and more complex apocalyptic work, The Book of the Mysteries of the Heavens and the Earth, which is believed to have been revealed by the Archangel Gabriel in the 15th century. It was introduced to the Western public in by Wallis Budge. This edition also includes an interpretation of St. John's apocalyptic vision, a discourse on the Godhead and the Trinity, and a discourse on the birth of Enoch.
The Book of the Mysteries of the Heavens and the Earth: And Other Works of Bakhayla Mikaelzosimas [Mikael Bakhayla, E. A. Wallis Budge, R. A. Gilbert] on.
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AND the Spirit of Wisdom gave counsel, whose is the angel of the innermost sphere, the brightest of the sons of heaven. Lord Adonai, who createst, remember the souls beneath Thine altar. And put a firmament between them and Thee, to divide the upper from the nether, and the inner from the without. And whereas there hath been but one, let there henceforth be twain, the form and the substance, the apparent and the real;. And God gave the keys thereof to the angel of the second sphere, whose spirit is the Spirit of Understanding.
Manuscript is generally in very bad condition. The bookblock - deformed, shrunken in the margins due to water damage. Folios are dusty on all surface, but especially on all margins. The edges of all folios are yellowish and very brittle. The glass-like layer, as an effect of gelatinization process of the parchment, can also be observed. There is a large brown water stain visible on all margins of front flyleaf and on upper and inner margin of folios of first quire of the manuscript.