(NHC III, 3; NHC V, 1)

A revelatory Gnostic 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 non- work, probably of Jewish origin. The text of Eugnostos was subsequently “Christianized” with additional material in which the risen reveals to his disciples in another Nag Hammadi tractate, the Sophia of Jesus (NHC III, 4; BG, 3). Extant only in Coptic, Eugnostos was originally composed in Greek as early as the late first century, probably in . It was probably known to the teachers Basilides and Valentinus, active in in the early second century.