This beautifully illustrated New Testament based on the 1611 KJV Bible is published in Limited Edition of 500 Copies World Wide. Included at the end of the text is an unabridged copy of Albert J. Edmunds 1917 classic work, The Oldest Resurrection Documents. Edmunds’ book on the Resurrection utilized source materials dating back to the 4th Century.
Excerpt from Edmunds work:
THE OLDEST RESURRECTION DOCUMENTS
Showing that event to have been a series of Apparitions.
By Albert J Edmunds, M. A.,
Author of Buddhist and Christian Gospels.
I. PAUL, ABOUT A. D. 57.
I CORINTHIANS XV, 1-8.
Translated from the oldest manuscripts, fourth century, now in the Vatican and Russian Imperial Libraries. Photographs in the Free Library of Philadelphia.
I make known to you, brethren, the Gospel which I preacht unto you, which also ye received, wherein also ye stand, whereby also ye are saved; I gave you the good message in a certain discourse (or treatise), if you kept it, unless indeed you didn’t take it seriously. For I transmitted unto you among the first things that which also I received: how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures; and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve; then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep; then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles; and last of all, as unto the abortion, he appeared also to me.
NOTE.—The main points are:
1. The first apparition was to Cephas (Peter), which we are led to expect from Mark xvi, 7.
2. The apparition was the same in kind as the one to Paul on the Damascus road, i. e., a spirit or ghost, not a materialized form, still less a resurrected corpse. The following is the classical account of Paul’s experience, written by his disciple, Luke, in the second half of the first century:—
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