The Chrestian 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary'
Opening of the Gospel of the Lots of Mary.
For the name and title of its divine man, look to the 6th line.
Described by scholars and news media alike as Christian of the 5-6th centuries, it is claimed to start thus:
The Gospel of the lots of Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, she to whom Gabriel the archangel brought the good news.
He who will go forward (or: will seek) with his whole heart will obtain what he seeks.
Only do not be of two minds.
So what is the name and title? IC XC
These abbreviations tell us that this little gospel is, in fact, Chrestian (for the same abbreviations appear in other early, sacred texts with 'Chrest').
Adding the scholarly opinions to our own, evidence-based history, we may say how:
- The gospel belonged probably to a woman.
- The term 'gospel' is wider than previously thought.
- The book was used for fortune-telling.