Wednesday, February 01, 2017

"shalt call his name JESUS" - Jesus from Qumran to Egypt




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Jesus from Qumran to Egypt

In addition to the discovery of the Dead Sea Documents, there is another discovery of documents related to early Christianity in the 20th century: the Nag Hammadi library.
The Nag Hammadi library (also known as the "Chenoboskion Manuscripts", or as the "Gnostic Gospels"[1]) is a collection of Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945. Twelve leather-bound papyrus codices buried in a sealed jar were found by a local farmer named Muhammed al-Samman.[2] The writings in these codices comprised fifty-two mostly Gnostic treatises, but they also include three works belonging to the Corpus Hermeticum and a partial translation/alteration of Plato's Republic. In his introduction to The Nag Hammadi Library in English, James Robinson suggests that these codices may have belonged to a nearby Pachomian monastery, and were buried after Saint Athanasius condemned the use of non-canonical books in his Festal Letter of 367 A.D. The discovery of these texts significantly influenced modern scholarship into early Christianity and Gnosticism.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nag_Hammadi_library  
 
However, any of the Gospels according to Mathew, Mark, Luke, and John are not included in the discovered library.  It means the origins of these Gospels were not around Jerusalem since Jerusalem is close to Egypt.  These Gospels must have been translated from a Hebrew/Aramaic source Paul had in Rome.

My theory is that those who had lived in Qumran left for Egypt after the first Jewish-Roman War.  And, as there were early Christians in Qumran, they practiced the religion in Egypt, resulting in an environment where Nag Hammadi documents were later made.

Futhermore, in those who traveled from Qumran to Egypt, Jesus who had resurrected from the death on the cross must have been included.  Therefore, this miracle of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library occurred in the 20th century together with the discovery of the Qumran documents.  



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Luk 1:31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.
Luk 1:32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
Luk 1:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.