Nag Hammadi Codex VII

Author: Birger Birger Albert Pearson,Frederik Wisse

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004104518

Category: Religion

Page: 479

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This volume, with several contributors, contains the critical edition of Nag Hammadi Codes VII, with introductions, Coptic Text, English translations, and notes for each of the five tractates in the codex.

Nag Hammadi Codices Iii, 2 and Iv,2

The Gospel of the Egyptians - The Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit

Author: Alexander Böhlig,Frederik Wisse,Pahor Labib

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004042261

Category: Religion

Page: 234

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The Gnostic Discoveries

The Impact of the Nag Hammadi Library

Author: Marvin W. Meyer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061963402

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The Meaning of the Nag Hammadi, now in paperback opens the with the thrilling adventure story of the discovery of the ancient Papyrii at Nag Hammadi. Muhammad Ali, the fellahin, discovered the sealed jar, he feared that it might contain a jinni, or spirit, but also had heard of hidden treasures in such jars. Greed overcame his fears and when he smashed open the jar, gold seemed to float into the air. To his disappointment, it was papyrus fragmenst, not gold, but for scholars around the world, it was invaluable. Meyer then discusses the pre–Christian forms of wisdom that went onto influence what Christians believe today. In addition, some Nag Hammadi texts are attributed to Valentinus, a man who almost became Pope, and whose rejection changed the church in significant ways. Text by text, Meyer traces the history and impact of this great find on the Church, right up to our current beliefs and popular cultural fascination with this officially suppressed secret knowledge about Jesus and his followers.

Nag Hammadi Codices

Greek and Coptic Papyri from the Cartonnage of the Covers

Author: John Wintour Baldwin Barns,Gerald M. Browne,John Christian Shelton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004062771

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 162

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The Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices

Published Under the Auspices of the Department of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Conjunction with the United Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Cartonnage

Author: N.A

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: N.A

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The Nag Hammadi Codices and Late Antique Egypt

Author: Hugo Lundhaug,Lance Jenott

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161539732

Category:

Page: 400

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The essays in this volume situate the Nag Hammadi Codices and their texts in the context of late antique Egypt, treating such topics as Coptic readers and readings, the difficulty of dating early Greek and Coptic manuscripts, scribal practices, the importance of heavenly ascent, asceticism, and instruction in Egyptian monastic culture. They also explore the relationship of the texts to the Origenist controversy and Manichaeism, the continuity of mythical traditions in later Coptic literature, and issues relating to the codices' production and burial. The volume thus showcases the new trend in scholarship to treat the Nag Hammadi Codices not as sources for Gnosticism, but instead for Christianity and monasticism in late antique Egypt.

The Sentences of Sextus

Author: Walter T. Wilson

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589837207

Category: Religion

Page: 494

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Described by Origen as a writing that “even the masses of believers have read,” the Sentences of Sextus offers unique insights into popular Christian thought during the late second century C.E. Although it draws extensively on canonical texts for the composition of its sayings, it is especially fascinating for the manner in which it integrates these texts with material derived from two generically similar collections of Pythagorean maxims. This volume provides a critical edition including evidence from the Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Coptic versions; a new translation; and the first commentary for the Sentences, an important document for investigating the history of early Christian wisdom, asceticism, and ethics.

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Author: Geoffrey W. Bromiley

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802837851

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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A comprehensive biblical reference includes a wide range of articles about people, places, customs, events, religious concepts, and philosophical ideas mentioned in the Scriptures

The Nag Hammadi Library in English

Author: James James McConkey Robinson,Richard Smith,Coptic Gnostic Library Project

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004088566

Category: Religion

Page: 549

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First published in 1978, "The Nag Hammadi Library" was widely acclaimed by critics and scholars alike. Containing many of the writings of the Gnostics since the time of Christ, this was the work that launched modern Gnostic studies and exposed a movement whose teachings are in may ways as relevant today as they were sixteen centuries ago. Although some of the texts had appeared in other translations, the 1978 edition was the first and only translation of these ancient and fascinating manuscripts to appear in one volume. This new edition is the result of ten years of additional research, and editorial and critical work. Every translation has been changed or added to; many have been thoroughly revised. 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 seen as equally significant, bringing to light a long-hidden well of new information, sources, and insights into early Judaism and the roots of Christianity. Each text is accompanied by a new and expanded introduction. Also included are a revised general introduction and an afterword discussing the modern relevance of Gnosticism, from Voltaire and Blake through Melville and Yeats to Jack Kerouac and science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. The translations and introductions to the Nag Hammadi texts are by members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project, which includes such scholars as Helmut Koester, George McRae, and Elaine Pagels.

The Nag Hammadi Library After Fifty Years

Proceedings of the 1995 Society of Biblical Literature Commemoration [in Philadelphia]

Author: John Douglas Turner,Anne Marie McGuire

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004108240

Category: Religion

Page: 531

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This volume contains 22 papers from the Society of Biblical Literature's 1995 commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library, with special focus on the Apocryphon of John, the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Philip.

Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies

Author: Bonnie Howe,Joel B. Green

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110350130

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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Language and cognition are interconnected, and cognitive linguistics offers methods for analysing how. Here, twelve scholars apply a range of cognitive linguistics methods: conceptual metaphor analysis, cognitive grammar, and the mental space blending and Basic Communicative Spaces Network models. Together, the essays represent ground-breaking and standard-setting work while each raises important interpretive questions for further exploration.