Asclepius 21-29 (NHC VI, 8)

ASCLEPIUS 21-29 (NHC VI, 8)

A Coptic translation of part of a text extant completely only in a translation. In the text, Hermes Trismegistus, acting as mystagogue, is providing esoteric to his pupil Asclepius ( and are two others mentioned in the text). The original version was called “The Perfect Teaching”; two fragments are extant. The Coptic excerpt, for which no title is given, has Hermes expound on human nature and refers to Egypt as “the of heaven.” The original version was in second- or early third-century Egypt.

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