26 – Seeking a Garment of Eight

The generations do not like me,
All the worlds do not like me,
The generations do not like me.

In a letter of truth which comes here…
They take the letter, they place it in the hands of the Jews.
They open it and he draws near.
They do not sweeten what is in it,
(for) it is not about what they wanted (it to be)
and does not contain what their souls wished for.
They take the letter and they place it in the hand of John
and say to him,
“Take, rabbi John,
The letter of truth which came to you from your fathers.”
John opened and read these things
Within the sublime book.
He opened and read in it,
and they were full of Life.
And he said,
“These are the things I wished for,
And this is what my soul desires.”
John came forth from the body.
They taught his brother the teachings.
They taught this to his brother in the mountain of Mount Carmel.
They take the letter and bring it to the mountain of Mount Carmel.
It was written to them in the letter,
teaching them in the scroll –
to Jacob, Benjamin and Samuel.
They assemble on the mountain of Mount Carmel.

Knowledge of Life who is far from heaven:
“I have come to you, Soul
From Life above.
The Earth sent you -
He sought garments of eight.
I went into the midst of the world
I went in a garment of life
I came into the midst of the world
Unto a garment of seven I came
I received the eight
I went from there in a garment of seven
I received the eight in one.”

You took it in hand
And taking it, it was taken away and not let go.
You took it, and taking the demons,
They will become good.

What are you weeping for, generations?
What are you weeping for, funeral biers of the world?
Your glory is fading.

“I came unto my likeness
I went into the midst of the world.”

Life is victorious

About James F. McGrath

Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature, Butler University.
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