Articles about Nag Hammadi Library

The Nag Hammadi library (also called the ‘Gnostic Gospels’) is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic manuscripts discovered near the Nag Hammadi, Egypt in 1945. It includes 52 Gnostic texts, three Hermetic texts, and part of Plato’s Republic.

Written in Coptic, the best-known text is the Gospel of Thomas. This collection contains the only complete text of Thomas. The Nag Hammadi documents are currently at the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt.

Nag Hammadi is a town in Egypt. In 1945, two Egyptian brothers found a large urn near Nag Hammadi, filled with ancient papyri. The Nag Hammadi library is a collection of manuscripts is believed to be from the 4th century, copies of documents written earlier. Most of the documents are indirectly related to early Christianity, though the content varies. None are considered inspired Scripture.

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