The Apocalypse of Paul is a third-century text of the New Testament apocrypha.The original version of the Apocalypse is lost and must be reconstructed from later versions and translations, but must originally have been in Greek. The text purports to present a detailed account of a vision of Heaven and Hell experienced by Paul the Apostle; "its chief importance lies in the way it helped to shape the beliefs of ordinary Christians concerning the afterlife".
|Year Written: (Assumed)||250-400 AD|
|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.
|Further Reading:|| earlychristianwritings.com/text/apocalypsepaul.html|
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