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February 08, 2015

Gospel of the Lots of Mary

"In the ancient world, a special type of book, sometimes called a 'lot book,' was used to try to predict a person's future. Luijendijk says that this is the only lot book found so far that calls itself a 'gospel' — a word that literally means 'good news'."

"The fact that this book is called that way is very significant," Luijendijk told Live Science in an interview. "To me, it also really indicated that it had something to do [with] how people would consult it and also about being [seen] as good news," she said. "Nobody who wants to know the future wants to hear bad news in a sense."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 8, 2015 10:27 AM