The discovery of a previously unknown gospel has been recently receiving a lot of attention in the blogosphere and social media.
The purportedly 1,500 year old Coptic (Egyptian language) manuscript called the ‘Gospel of the Lots of Mary‘ contains 37 oracles that appear to have been intended to have been referred to at random in order to provide direction at a time of decision making or comfort to the user.
Be brave in everything, because your concern is over nothing. The Lord will help you with his right hand. He will send Michael, his angel, and he will help you. And you will conquer those who fight with you, and he will humble your enemies before you.
Work on this manuscript was conducted by Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk of Princeton University. Her research can be found in her recently published book Forbidden Oracles? The Gospel of the Lots of Mary, (2014) published by Mohr Siebeck. A preview/selected view edition can be found here on Google Books. Continue reading