The Coptic Gnostic Library (5 vols.)

A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices

The Coptic Gnostic Library is the only authoritative edition of many of the Coptic writings of the Gnostics from the first centuries AD. It was originally published by Brill in fourteen hardback volumes as part of the Nag Hammadi (and Manichaean) Studies series between 1975 and 1995, under the general editorship of James M. Robinson.

The Coptic Gnostic Library contains all the texts of the Nag Hammadi codices, both in the original Coptic and in translation. Each text has its own introduction, and full indexes are provided. The Coptic Gnostic Library is the starting point for all research into ancient Gnosticism. It is the result of decades of dedicated research by the most distinguished international scholars in this field.

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.
br/>- Photomechanical paperback reprint of the original 14 hardback volumes
- Complete and unabridged: 5 volumes, totaling approximately 5.000 pages
- Facing Coptic texts and English translations, Introductions, Notes, and Indexes
- Only available as a set

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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
The Letter of Peter to Philip
Greek and Coptic Papyri from the Cartonnage of the Covers

Volume 5:
The Thought of Norea
The Testimony of Truth
The Interpretation of Knowledge
A Valentinian Exposition
The Sentences of Sextus
The Gospel of Truth
Trimorphic Protennoia
On the Origin of the World
An indispensable tool for students and specialists in Biblical Studies, Early Christianity, Gnosticism, Coptic Studies, and Religious Studies.
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