Guide to the Nag Hammadi Library - THE GNOSTIC JESUS, Mandaean Theology

Guide to the Nag Hammadi Library of ancient Gnostic texts

First page of "Gospel of Thomas" coptic manuscript. (Photo Courtesy of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont Graduate University)

The Thunder, Perfect Mind, from The Nag Hammadi Library. This site includes the entire Nag Hammadi Library, as well as a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents.

Melchizedek -- The Nag Hammadi Library

Melchizedek -- The Nag Hammadi Library

The (First) Apocalypse of James -- The Nag Hammadi Library

The (First) Apocalypse of James -- The Nag Hammadi Library

The Nag Hammadi library is a collection of early Christian Gnostic texts discovered near the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945. Twelve papyrus codices buried in a sealed jar were found by a local peasant. Written in the Coptic language, the codices were comprised of fifty-two mostly Gnostic treatises, three works belonging to the Corpus Hermeticum, and a partial translation of Plato's Republic.

Several of the leather-bound codices of the Nag Hammadi Library. The Form of the Manuscript Book Gradually Shifts from the Roll to the Codex (Circa 150 CE – 450 CE)

The Nag Hammadi Scriptures (The lost Gospels)  Great information and look into the gospels that were not included in the bible.

The Thunder, Perfect Mind, from The Nag Hammadi Library. This site includes the entire Nag Hammadi Library, as well as a large collection of other primary Gnostic scriptures and documents.

The Story Of The Storytellers - Gnostics And Other Heretics | From Jesus To Christ | FRONTLINE | PBS

The Nag Hammadi Library, a collection of thirteen ancient codices containing over fifty texts, was discovered in upper Egypt in GNOSTICISM IS THE TEACHING based on Gnosis, the knowledge of transcendence arrived at by way of interior, intuitive means.

The story of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library in 1945 has been described as 'exciting as the contents of the find itself'. In December of that year, two Egyptian brothers found several papyri in a large earthenware vessel while digging for fertilizer in Upper Egypt. The find was not initially reported. It is reported that the brothers' mother burned several of the manuscripts, worried, apparently, that the papers might have 'dangerous effects.'

The Nag Hammadi Codices and Gnostic Christianity How the Nag Hammadi texts discovered in Egypt reintroduced the world to Gnostic Christianity

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