This volume contains the critical edition of the five tractates in Nag Hammadi Codex VII, with codex introduction (by Frederik Wisse), introductions, Coptic text, and English translations and notes, of
The Paraphrase of Shem (Wisse).
Second Treatise of the Great Seth (Gregory Riley),
Apocalypse of Peter (M. Desjardins and James Brashler),
The Teachings of Silvanus (Malcolm Peel and Jan Sandee) and
The Three Steles of Seth (James Goehring and James M. Robinson).
Birger A. Pearson, Ph.D. (1968) in New Testament and Christian Origins, Harvard University, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the Editor, and main contributor, of
Nag Hammadi Codices IX and X (Brill, 1981).
Students of early Christianity will be grateful to the publisher, the editor, and the many contributors for completing this invaluable reference work on one of the most important codices from the Nag Hammadi Library.' Edwin Yamauchi,
Journal of Early Christian Studies, 1997.
Those interested in Coptic and Gnostic Studies, and the history of early Christianity and other religions of the Graeco-Roman world.