Coptic literature
Coptic literature is the body of writings in the Coptic language of Egypt, the last stage of the indigenous Egyptian language. It comprises mostly Christian texts dating after the 2nd century AD, but ...
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Codex Tchacos
The Codex Tchacos is an ancient Egyptian Coptic papyrus containing early Christian gnostic texts from approximately 300 AD:The Codex Tchacos is important, because it contains the first known surviving...
Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit
Two versions of the formerly lost Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, also inappropriately called the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians (which is quite distinct from the Greek Gospel of the Egyptian...
Berlin Codex
The Berlin Codex (also known as the Akhmim Codex), given the accession number Papyrus Berolinensis 8502, is a Coptic manuscript from the 5th century AD, unearthed in Akhmim, Egypt. In Cairo, in Janua...
Gnostic Apocalypse of Peter
The Gnostic Apocalypse of Peter is a text found amongst the Nag Hammadi library, and part of the New Testament apocrypha. Like the vast majority of texts in the Nag Hammadi collection, it is heavily g...
Apocryphon of James
The Apocryphon of James, also known by the translation of its title - the Secret Book of James, is a pseudonymous text amongst the New Testament apocrypha. It describes the secret teachings of Jesus t...
Gospel of Philip
The Gospel of Philip is one of the Gnostic Gospels, a text of New Testament apocrypha, dated to around the 3rd century but lost to modern researchers until an Egyptian man rediscovered it by accident,...
Sentences of Sextus
The Sentences of Sextus is a Hellenistic Pythagorean text, modified to reflect a Christian viewpoint which was popular among Christians. The earliest mention of the Sentences is in the mid 3rd century...
Apocalypse of Adam
The Apocalypse of Adam discovered in 1946 as part of the Nag Hammadi library (codex V.5) is a Gnostic work surviving in Coptic translation. It proclaims one form of Sethian Gnosticism.It is in the con...
Marsanes
Marsanes is a Sethian Gnostic text from the New Testament apocrypha. The main surviving copies come from the Nag Hammadi library, albeit with four pages missing, and several lines damaged beyond recov...
Thought of Norea
The Thought of Norea is a brief Sethian Gnostic text. The main surviving copies come from the Nag Hammadi library. The Thought of Norea is sometimes considered to belong to the New Testament apocrypha...
Gospel of Truth
The Gospel of Truth is one of the Gnostic texts from the New Testament apocrypha found in the Nag Hammadi codices ("NHC"). It exists in two Coptic translations, a Subakhmimic rendition surviving almos...
Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel According to Thomas, commonly shortened to the Gospel of Thomas, is a well-preserved early Christian, non-canonical sayings-gospel which many scholars believe provides insight into the oral...
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Three Steles of Seth
The Three Steles of Seth is a Sethian Gnostic text from the New Testament apocrypha.
The main surviving copies come from the Nag Hammadi library, and were translated and explained by professor Pau...
Dialogue of the Saviour
The Dialogue of the Saviour is one of the New Testament apocrypha texts that was found within the Nag Hammadi library of predominantly gnostic texts. The text appears only once in a single Coptic code...
Second Treatise of the Great Seth
Second Treatise of the Great Seth is an apocryphal Gnostic writing discovered in the Codex VII of the Nag Hammadi codices and dates to around the third century. The author is unknown, and the Seth ref...
Allogenes
Allogenes is a repertoire, or genre, of mystical Gnostic texts dating from the first half of the Third Century, C.E. They concern Allogenes, "the Stranger" (or "foreigner"), a half-human, half-divine ...
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Coptic versions of the Bible
There have been many Coptic versions of the Bible, including some of the earliest translations into any language. Several different versions were made in the ancient world, with different editions of ...
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British Library Coptic Language Collection
The British Library Coptic Language Collection is a collection of about 1600 manuscripts in the Coptic language dating from 350 to 2000 AD. The collection was one of the first to reach Europe, and the...
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Edwar al-Kharrat
Edwar al-Kharrat (Arabic: ادوار الخراط) (born 16 March 1926) is an Egyptian novelist, writer and critic. He was born in Alexandria to a Coptic Christian family. He studied law at Alexandria University...
Prayer of the Apostle Paul
The Prayer of the Apostle Paul was the first manuscript from the Jung Codex (Codex I) of the Nag Hammadi Library. It seems to have been added to the codex after the longer tractates had been copied. A...
Gospel of Judas
The Gospel of Judas is a Gnostic gospel whose content consists of conversations between the apostle Judas Iscariot and Jesus. It is believed} to have been written in the second century by Gnostic Chri...
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Apocryphon of John
The Secret Book of John, also called the Apocryphon of John is a 2nd-century AD Sethian Gnostic Christian text of secret teachings. Since it was known to the church father Irenaeus, it must have been ...
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Zostrianos
Zostrianos is a 3rd-century Sethian Gnostic text from the New Testament apocrypha. The main surviving copies come from the Nag Hammadi library, but it is heavily damaged.Like Marsenes and Allogenes, t...
Apocalypse of Samuel of Kalamoun
The so-called Apocalypse of Samuel of Qalamun is a Coptic text of uncertain date and authorship now preserved only in its Arabic translation. It contains the strongest denunciation of the language shi...
Gospel of Mary
The Gospel of Mary is an apocryphal book discovered in 1896 in a 5th-century papyrus codex. The codex Papyrus Berolinensis 8502 was purchased in Cairo by German scholar Karl Reinhardt.Although the wor...
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Trimorphic Protennoia
The Trimorphic Protennoia is a Sethian Gnostic text from the New Testament apocrypha. The only surviving copy comes from the Nag Hammadi library (Codex XIII).
Like the more familiar Apocryphon of ...
Salama Moussa
Salama Moussa (or Musa; 1887 – 4 August 1958) (Arabic: سلامه موسى‎  [sæˈlæːmæ ˈmuːsæ]), born into a wealthy, land owning Coptic family in the town of Zagazig located in the Nile delta, ...
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Letter of Peter to Philip
The Letter of Peter to Philip, found in the cache of texts at Nag Hammadi (bound into Codex VIII), contains a brief letter purporting to be from Saint Peter to Saint Philip, followed by a narrative an...