Thursday, October 4, 2012

References for Texts, Abbreviations and Symbols

Text References

Canonical Texts

World English Bible,

Extracanonical Texts

The Acts of Philip, translation by M.R. James.

The Gospel of the Hebrews, translation by Philipp Vielhauer and George Ogg.

The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scrolls of Taoist Christianity. Martin Palmer.
The Jesus Sutras: An Ancient Message for a Post-Modernist Future. Article by Martin Palmer.

The Gospel Mary Magdala, from the Gnostic Society Library,

The Gospel of the Nazoreans. translation by Philipp Vielhauer and George Ogg.
The Gospel of Philip, translation by Wesley W. Isenberg, from the Gnostic Society Library,

The Gospel of Thomas, translation by Thomas O. Lambdin, from the Gnostic Society Library,

The Sophia of Jesus Christ, translation by Douglas M. Parrott, from the Gnostic Society Library,


Canonical abbreviations

1Cor. 1st Corinthians.
1Kings. 1st Kings.
Ac. Acts of the Apostles.
Dt. Deuteronomy.
Ex. Exodus.
Is. Book of Isaiah.
Jn. Gospel of John.
Le. Leviticus.
Lk. Gospel of Luke.
Mic. Micah.
Mk. Gospel of Mark.
Mt. Gospel of Matthew.

Extracanonical abbreviations

APh.  Acts of Philip.
GHeb. Gospel of the Hebrews.
JS. The First Jesus Sutra: The Sutra of Jesus Christ. Part 3. [Paragraph:Verse]
Mm. Gospel of Mary of Magdala.
Naz. Gospel of the Nazarenes.
Ph. Gospel of Philip.
Tm. Gospel of Thomas.
SJC. Sophia of Jesus Christ.


CS. Charles S. Original text writing by me.


[    ] brackets enclose text source. At the beginning of a section of text the source will be given in brackets, then the text follows with chapter and verse numbering. This may at times be interrupted by another bracketed text reference from a different gospel or scripture source that I have "blended" with the text. For example, below I have blended a complimentary verse from the extracanonical Gospel of Thomas with a more familiar one from the Gospel of Matthew.

[Tm47.1]  “It is impossible for a person to mount two horses or to stretch two bows. [Mt6:24]  No one can serve two masters, for either they will hate the one and love the other or else they will be devoted to one and despise the other. You can’t serve both Adonai and Mammon.

“=” equal sign means text equivalents, i.e. [Tm17=1Cor2:9] means the Gospel of Thomas 17 is essentially equivalent to 1st Corinthians 2:9.

“xCS” means signficant text modification by me, i.e. [Lk13:31-34xCS]   means Luke 13:31-34 with significant modifications by me. “xCS” is not used if the only change is Hebrew or Greek names; changing God to Adonai, Shekhinah, Holy Spirit, Mother; inclusive language changes or changing kingdom to Kin-dom.

indicates a reference to a text in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible).

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