The Gospel of the Egyptians was apparently read in Egyptian churches in the 2nd and 3rd centuries.The known fragments of text takes the form of a discussion between the disciple Salome and Jesus who advocate celibacy and overcoming the alleged sinful differences between male and female.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||80-150 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Apocrypha Fragments|
Apocrypha Fragments are works, usually written works, that are of unknown authorship, or of doubtful authenticity, or spurious, or not considered to be within a particular canon. They consist of a few sentences or pages, are incomplete, a small part of, broken off or separated from the complete writing or book.
|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/gospelegyptians.html|
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