The Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit

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Well.. impressive name to say the least, sounds a bit red indian tribe but I’ll bite. There are two versions of this document that were discovered among the papyri of the Nag Hammadi library in Egypt. It is considered another Gnostic Sethians document of the second century (120-180AD).

Reasons for rejection/non-inclusion

  1. It is written outside the apostolic period
  2. The work has been heavily influenced by heretical Sethians, a cult separate from mainline Judaism and Christianity
  3. It is Gnostic and nothing Gnostic features as a first century witness to the events
    1. Christ to them is an incarnation of Seth
    2. Coincides very little with the Old Testament and creation narrative

Useful external attestation details 

  1. God is described as triune (It is worth noting their trinity is bizarre)
    1. The member of this Godhead that is called Son is also Called Christ
  2. Jesus is described as the “Son of God” and the “living one” 
  3. Jesus came into the world
  4. Jesus was crucified

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