The Coptic Gnostic Library: A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices

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The Gnostic Library continues where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. It is based on the Nag Hammadi codices, which were unearthed in 1945—a discovery considered as significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves. The Coptic Gnostic Library contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the original Coptic and in translation. It sheds an invaluable light upon early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Now available in paperback.

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2002 Paperback NEAR FINE Paperback, 5148 pp., This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Paperback-The ... Coptic Gnostic Library continues where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. Our main sources of information for the Gnostic religion are the so-called Nag Hammadi codices, written in Coptic. These were unearthed in 1945 near the town of Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt. The texts literally begin where the Dead Sea Scrolls end. Their discovery is considered equally significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves, bringing to light a long-hidden wealth of information and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Furthermore, these writings clearly show that the Gnostic religion was not only a force that interacted with early Christianity and Judaism in their formative periods, but also a significant religious movement in its own right. The Coptic Gnostic Library contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the origin Read more Show Less

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The Gnostic Library continues where the Dead Sea Scrolls left off. It is based on the Nag Hammadi codices, which were unearthed in 1945—a discovery considered as significant as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves. The Coptic Gnostic Library contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the original Coptic and in translation. It sheds an invaluable light upon early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Now available in paperback.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004117020
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/8/2002
  • Series: Biblical Studies and Religious Studies
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 5148
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 12.15 (h) x 6.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1:
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul The Apocryphon of James The Gospel of Truth The Treatise on the Resurrection The Tripartite Tractate

Volume 2:
The Apocryphon of John The Gospel of Thomas The Gospel of Philip The Hypostasis of the Archons On the Origin of the World The Expository Treatise on the Soul The Book of Thomas the Contender The Gospel of the Egyptians

Volume 3:
Eugnostos the Blessed and The Sophia of Jesus Christ The Dialogue of the Savior The Apocalypse of Paul The (First) Apocalypse of James The (Second) Apocalypse of James The Apocalypse of Adam The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles The Thunder: Perfect Mind Authoritative Teaching The Concept of Our Great Power Plato, Republic 588a-589b The Prayer of Thanksgiving Scribal Note The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth Asclepius 21-29
The Gospel of Mary The Act of Peter

Volume 4:
The Paraphrase of Shem The Second Treatise of the Great Seth Apocalypse of Peter The Teachings of Silvanus The Three Steles of Seth Zostrianos The Letter of Peter to Philip Greek and Coptic Papyri from the Cartonnage of the Covers

Volume 5:
Melchizedek The Thought of Norea The Testimony of Truth Marsanes The Interpretation of Knowledge A Valentinian Exposition Allogenes Hypsiphrone The Sentences of Sextus The Gospel of Truth Trimorphic Protennoia On the Origin of the World

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