The Nag Hammadi Scriptures:The Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts

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The Nag Hammadi Scriptures:The Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts

Newly translated and annotated by an international team of leading scholars, this is the definitive edition of the renowned library of fourth-century Gnostic manuscripts. This work includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts.

First discovered in Egypt in 1945 and rivaling the Dead Sea Scrolls in significance, The Nag Hammadi Scriptures have shed new light on the study of early Christianity. Here they are conveniently published in one volume and include introductory essays, notes, tables, and a glossary to help readers understand their context and contemporary significance.

Marvin Meyer is one of the foremost scholars on Gnosticism, the Nag Hammadi library, and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Chapman University, Orange, California. Among his recent books are The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus, The Gospels of Mary, The Gospel of Thomas, The Gnostic Bible and The Gnostic Discoveries.

James M. Robinson was Permanent Secretary of UNESCO's International Committee for the Nag Hammadi Codices, Founding Director Emeritus of the Nag Hammadi Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, and professor emeritus at Claremont Graduate University. He is the author of Trajectories through Early Christianity and A New Quest of the Historical Jesus. He was the general editor of The Nag Hammadi Library in English. He lives in Claremont, California.
Publication Date: 
May 26, 2009