CODEX (CODEX BRUCIANUS)

Seventy-eight unbound papyrus leaves purchased in about 1769 in Upper by the Scottish traveler Bruce, eventually acquired by the Library in Oxford. Inscribed in Coptic, they date from the fourth or fifth century.

The papyrus leaves are probably the remains of two independent codices: 31 leaves containing the major portion of an untitled Gnostic work ( Untitled Text) and 47 leaves containing parts of another Gnostic work, the Books of Jeu. These texts were published by Carl Schmidt in 1892.