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Gospel according to the Hebrews Canonized

The International Nazarene Beit Din has made history today by canonizing the Gospel according to the Hebrews:

Obviously a true restoration of the ancient sect of the Nazarenes should, by definition, include the Gospel according to the Hebrews.

We the International Nazarene Beit Din do hereby declare the Gospel according to the Hebrews to be part of the Nazarene Canon.

We have no hesitation in pronouncing this book to be a work of Divine inspiration, great antiquity and interest, and a book that is entitled to a great circulation among those who take pleasure in studying the Word of YHWH.

We declare that this book is profitable for teaching (doctrine) and for reproof and for correction and for instruction in righteousness. While we pronounce this book to be part of the official canon of the Assembly, we do allow that a person who does not accept the canonicity of this book may still personally be in good standing with the Assembly.

While the Beit Din recognizes the canonical status of the Gospel according to the Hebrews in general, the book only has survived to us in the form of about fifty quotations
from so-called "Church Fathers" or as notations on other manuscripts. These and other sources have served as the basis for a reconstruction of the original Gospel according to the Hebrews by James Scott Trimm. To the extent that the reconstructed text reflects the original it is to be regarded as canon.

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Comment by Aish Tamid on June 19, 2010 at 12:52am
Yes Christian, exactly.

The Letter to / Book of Hebrews is in all Protestant/Catholic Bibles. James Trimm is promoting the Gospel according to the Hebrews, which is an entirely separate work.
Comment by James Trimm on June 20, 2010 at 11:26am
Comment by James Trimm on July 16, 2010 at 12:34am
The "Gospel of the Nazarenes" is a term that some scholars have used to refer to the Nazarene Version of the Gospel according to the Hebrews used by the Nazarenes (as opposed to that used by the Ebionites).

In the "Church Fathers" and other ancient and historical writings the term is used as a later term for the Gospel according to the Hebrews.

Some modern scholars have sought to divide the Gospel according to the Hebrews and the Gospel of the Nzarenes using these as convenient terms to distinguish what they believe are two different Jewish Gospels. They have used subjective evidence to invent two Gospels where the ancient sources only speak of one.

As for the reconstruction Robert Robinson mentions, that is essentially the basis for the method I used in reconstructing the Gospel according to the Hebrews available at


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