[Book of the Mysteries of Heaven and Earth, by] Bä-Haylä Mika'el] | Gunda Gunde CollectionThe 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 MYSTERIES OF HEAVEN
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.
The Book of Mysteries
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The Book of the Mysteries of the Heavens and the Earth: And Other Works of Bakhayla Mikaelzosimas
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.
He 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.
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. There is no riddle he shall not solve for thee, nor any solid he shall not melt, nor any wall he shall not pass through.