I have read this book. At least the first half of it, and I am wondering if anyone else has.
It is one of the agnostic writings, and from what I understand the one main problem with the book and the big reason it was excluded from canon was because the first half of the book focuses too much on Mary’s parents, and not Jesus.
Is it wrong to discuss the writings in this book? I found it fascinating in that it discusses the conception of Mary. The relationship between Mary’ s parents, Saint Ann and her husband Ioacim. It is interesting how it develops. How there is a very direct parallel to how Ann came to be pregnant and Elizabeth. Very similar stories.
How Mary was kept and protected during her early years. How she was seen as a blessing. Also, how Joseph was chosen and betrothed to her.
Actually pretty humorous.
Anyone else read the book?