Eugnostos The Blessed (NHC III, 3; NHC V, 1)

THE BLESSED (NHC III, 3; NHC V, 1)

A revelatory Gnostic treatise composed in the form of a letter by “Eugnostos, the Blessed, to those who are his.” The text deals with the heavenly world and its various emanations. It is a work, probably of Jewish Gnostic origin. The text of was subsequently “Christianized” with additional material in which the risen Christ reveals gnosis to his in another Nag Hammadi tractate, the Sophia of Christ (NHC III, 4; BG, 3). Extant only in Coptic, was originally composed in Greek as early as the late first century, probably in . It was probably known to the Gnostic teachers Basilides and Valentinus, active in in the early second century.

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