Discovery of a New Gospel

Wouldn’t be surprised if this is of Gnostic origin.

Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception

The discovery of a previously unknown gospel has been recently receiving a lot of attention in the blogosphere and social media.

Gospel of the Lots of Mary An image of the gospel’s 25th oracle. This oracle translates as “Go, make your vows. And what you promised, fulfill it immediately. Do not be of two minds, because God is merciful. It is he who will bring about your request for you and do away with the affliction in your heart.” Credit: Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Kelekian in memory of her husband, Charles Dikran Kelekian, 1984.669. Image from

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 or comfort to the user. Work on this manuscript was conducted by Professor AnneMarie Luijendijk

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