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A rare original Greek copy of 'Jesus' secret teachings to his brother James' has been discovered by biblical scholars.
Fragments of a 1,600-year-old heretical document describe how Jesus passes on knowledge of heaven and future events, including James' inevitable death.
The text, from the story the 'First Apocalypse of James', refers to James as Jesus' brother, though 'not materially'.
The story was deemed 'forbidden' because writings that added to or changed the existing New Testament in any way were not permitted.
They are technically heretical as they fall outside Christianity's canonical boundaries set by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria in the Third Century AD.
In his 'Easter letter of 367', Athanasius defined the 27-book New Testament: 'No one may add to them, and nothing may be taken away from them.' The text is technically heretical as it would have fallen outside the canonical boundaries set by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria in the Third Century AD.
Like most Gnostic records, many of the Nag Hammadi manuscripts are written in Coptic, a traditional Egyptian language.
Spread across 13 leather-bound vellum codices found buried in Egypt, they are of a heretical tradition known as Gnosticism – an early, mysterious form of Christianity.
The text is technically heretical as it would have fallen outside Christian canonical boundaries set by Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria in the Third Century AD.
The original manuscript was probably a teacher's modelling tool used to help students learn to read and write Greek, the researchers said.
It does not appear to be a brief excerpt from the text, as was common in school exercises, but rather a complete copy of this forbidden ancient writing.
The discovery was announced at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in Boston in November.
The manuscript is famous for describing Jesus' secret teachings to James, who he frequently refers to as 'my brother'.