Author Archives: James F. McGrath

About James F. McGrath

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

54 – Abel-Radiance Goes to Jerusalem

In the name of the first great Life, Transcendent Light be exalted! I did not and do not want to go up to the town of Jerusalem, A town that is a town of evil, and a city full of … Continue reading

Posted in Miriai | Leave a comment

31 – John Marries Anhar

Yahia teaches in the nights, Yuhana in the evenings of the nights Yahia teaches in the nights and says, “The spheres (and) the Merkabah tremble, Sun and moon weep, And tears fall (from) Spirit’s eyes.” He says, “John, You resemble … Continue reading

Posted in John the Baptist | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

29 – John Teaches on the Importance of Charity

In the name of the Great Life, sublime light be exalted. Yahia teaches in the night, Iuhana in the evening of the night Yahia teaches in the night and says, “I shine in the name of my father I shine … Continue reading

Posted in John the Baptist | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

28 – John Teaches about Punishments

John teaches in the nights John in the evening of the nights John teaches in the nights and says, “Haughty roots fall off, And houses which are built shall be destroyed. Is there no one who says to them, ‘Good … Continue reading

Posted in John the Baptist | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

27 – John’s Teaching Rocks the Temple

John teaches in the nights John in the evenings of the nights John teaches in the nights and says: “Is there anyone greater than I? They measure all of my works Counting they count my wage, and they raise up … Continue reading

Posted in John the Baptist | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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. … Continue reading

Posted in John the Baptist | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

21 – No One Compares to John

John teaches in the nights, John in the evenings of the night John teaches in the nights and says, “Did I not go away alone and return? What prophet compares to me, and who teaches under my banner, and who … Continue reading

Posted in John the Baptist, Miriai | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

20 – John Discusses Halos with the Sun

John teaches in the nights, John in the evenings of the night John teaches in the nights and says, “In the name of the transcendent and strange one: The Sun sat in an isolating halo, And the moon was in … Continue reading

Posted in John the Baptist | 1 Comment

76 – Anush-Uthra and Christ

In the name of the Great Life Transcendent Light be Exalted! “I came in gemstone sandals And upon my hands were select pearls In my left (hand) a club is placed and the great axe of exorcism is set before … Continue reading

Posted in Jesus | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

35 – Miriai is a Vine

In the name of the Great Life, transcendent light be magnified! I, Miriai, am a vine, a tree which stands at the mouth of the Euphrates. The tree’s leaves are sweet and the tree’s fruit are pearls. The tree’s branches … Continue reading

Posted in Miriai | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment