Year Written: (Assumed)50-150 AD
Scripture Type:Gnostic Epistle
Gnosticism is a modern term categorizing a collection of pre-Christian ancient religions whose adherents shunned the material world which they viewed as created by the demiurge; and instead embraced the spiritual world. A Gnostic epistle (or letter) is a writing by a Gnostic author or having a Gnostic theme sent to a person or group of people, usually an elegant and formal didactic letter.
Discovered:Nag Hammadi Library, Egypt 1945
The Nag Hammadi Library is a collection of 13 ancient books containing over 50 texts. This important discovery includes a number of primary "Gnostic Gospels" – texts which were assumed to have been destroyed during the early Christian conflicts.
All the texts discovered at Nag Hammadi can be viewed in the Gnostic Society Library website.
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