Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Nag Hammadi Codex I (The Jung Codex) [2 VOLUMES, COMPLETE] I. Introductions, Texts, Translations, Indices. [II. Notes]

Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 2 volumes. xxv, (1), 444; (6), 497, (1)pp. Dark forest green cloth lettered in gilt, with publisher's device on front covers. An ex-library set with minimal rubber stamping on title & at bottoms of text blocks, and a library pocket on rear pastedowns.

Note: Both of the above volumes are also part of The Coptic Gnostic Library published under the auspices of The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity. And they both include Coptic words and forms borrowed from the Greek and from the Egyptian. 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)

Content : The Prayer of the Apostle Paul, The Apocryphon of James, The Gospel of Truth, The Treatise on the Resurrection, The Tripartite Tractate./ Etceteras.../ T. 1 : Introduction., texts, translations, indices ; t. 2 : Notes. near fine. Item #53329

Price: $375.00

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