Preface (Preface_II_IV)
(533 words)

The so-called Gospel of the Egyptians, of which two independent versions are extant among the Nag Hammadi papyri in the Coptic Museum of Old Cairo, is unrelated to the apocryphal Christian Gospel of the same name. The edition had its beginning in the agreement between Alexander Böhlig and Pahor Labib in the fall of 1963. During the spring of 1964 Böhlig made a transcription of the version contained in Codex III, and he used it as the basis for the placement of the main fragments of the version i…

Cite this page
“Preface (Preface_II_IV)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

▲   Back to top   ▲