The apocryphal Gospel of Thomas prescribes an ascetic life through self-discipline, solitude, and revelation in one of the most significant texts of the Nag Hammadi Library.
In the Gospel of the Egyptians in the Nag Hammadi Library, it is written: "Three powers came forth from him; they are the Father, Mother, (and) the Son.
The series' strengths are the critical introductions, absent from the English translations assembled in the Nag Hammadi Library
in English (NHLE).
Carved wooden altars, painted cramic jugs, examples of the Nag Hammadi Library
, medieval painted manuscript pages, icons, and sculpture are among the works described.
Not to be missed is a fascinating and provocative essay on the possible use of the Gospel of Thomas an oracle text for those early Coptic Christians thought to be responsible for the Nag Hammadi Library
This edition of a text known both within the present work and to readers of The Nag Hammadi Library in English as "Silvanus" (hereafter Silv) presents the text and a translation.
The Nag Hammadi Library in English (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1988) were also used.
The passage from "The Thunder: Perfect Mind," one of the texts in the collection known as The Nag Hammadi Library
, juxtaposes orality ("the name of the sound") and inscription ("the sign of the letter").
The only other possibility was to consult the first edition of The Nag Hammadi Library in English (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1977; hereafter NHLE) in which there was an (incomplete) index.
The volume is an invaluable tool for Serious work on the text of the Nag Hammadi Library and Codex VII in particular.
In the Nag Hammadi Library
in English, the Codex V version of Eugnostos was only consulted when gaps appeared in the text of Codex III.