PRNT - 1914
The Restored New Testament
New Covenant (part)
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This version consists of the Hellenic fragments, freed from the pseudo-Jewish interpolations, harmonized, and done into English verse and prose, with introductory analyses, and commentaries, giving an interpretation according to ancient philosophy and psychology, and a new literal translation of the Synoptic Gospels, with introduction and commentaries, by James Morgan Pryse.

In the work here presented, the portions of the New Testament which the author holds to be genuine are construed in verse. The work is not concerned with theological views or any creeds, dogmas, and doctrines of the many Christian sects. For the author, while cherishing the greatest respect for all that is pure and noble in the Christian religion and of all religions, has never been a Christian. In interpreting the New Testament from a non-sectarian point of view, he has tried to avoid offending needlessly those who cling to one or another form of Christian faith.

He undertook the uncongenial task of showing, by dissecting the texts of the Gospels, that the founders of the Christian church, deliberately falsified that text throughout. He rejects as spurious many passages of the Gospels, all of The Acts, and nearly everything in the Epistles. The Apocalyse is treated as a prose version of a Greek Mystery-poem.

It contains portions of the Four Gospels, three Pauline epistles, and the Book of Revelation, along with considerable commentary. Included are numerous drawings and pictures whose sources are Greek mythology.

John M. Pryse / John M. Watkins (1925)

[Tyndale House, Cambridge, United Kingdom]


John 1: 1 - 3

The divine Thought inhered in the primordial Element,
And proximate to the Unmanifested God was this divine Thought;
      And verily the divine Thought was the secondary God:
      In the primordial Element, proximate to the Unmanifested, was this Manifested God.
Through him was emanated the vast Universe,
      And not a single thing was emanated save through him.