Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Nag Hammadi Codices V, 2-5 and VI with Papyrus Berolinensis 8502, 1 and 4

Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1979. Octavo. xxii, 553, (1)pp. Text in English and parallel text in the original Coptic and English. Forest green cloth lettered in gilt, with publisher's device on front cover. An ex-library copy with minimal rubber stamping on title & at bottom of text block, and a library pocket on rear pastedown, otherwise a fine, as new copy.

The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient books (called "codices") containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in 1945. The 13 papyrus books (codices) turned out to contain gospels, apocalypses, prayers, liturgical writings and acts of various apostles, none of which were included in the Bible. It also includes observations and commentaries on topics such as the meaning of existence, the creation of humankind and the nature of salvation. Since their discovery these works have provoked enormous interest amongst scholars and the public alike due to the startling new light they throw on the early Christian movement. The provenance of the Nag Hammadi Codices has been a point of contention among scholars ever since they were discovered. A new book strongly supports the hypothesis that they were manufactured and read by Christian monks in the fourth and fifth centuries. (Google)

Contents (of this volume): Codicological analysis of Nag Hammadi codices V and VI and Papyrus Berolinensis 8502 / James M. Robinson -- The Apocalypse of Paul / William R. Murdock and George W. MacRae -- The (First) Apocalypse of James / William R. Schoedel -- The (Second) Apocalypse of James / Charles W. Hedrick -- The Apocalypse of Adam / George W. MacRae -- The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles / R. Mcl. Wilson and Douglas M. Parrott -- The thunder : perfect mind / George W. MacRae -- Authoritative teaching / George W. MacRae -- The concept of our great power / Frederik Wisse and Francis E. Williams -- Plato, Republic 588b-589b / James Brashler -- The discourse on the eighth and ninth / Peter A. Dirkse, James Brashler and Douglas M. Parrott -- The prayer of thanksgiving / Peter Dirkse and James Brashler -- The scribal note / Douglas M. Parrott -- Asclepius 21-29 / Peter A. Dirkse and Douglas M. Parrott -- The Gospel according to Mary / R. Mcl. Wilson and George W. MacRae -- The Act of Peter / James Brashler and Douglas M. Parrott. (OCLC)

Volume 11 of the Brill series, "Nag Hammadi Studies." (NHS). Item #53243
ISBN: 9789004057982

Price: $200.00