Exegesis On The Soul (NHC II, 6)

EXEGESIS ON THE SOUL (NHC II, 6)

A Gnostic tale relating the fall of the soul from heaven and her life in a brothel until she repents and is mercifully restored to heaven by the Father. The text contains a number of extensive quotations from the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, and from Homer’s Odyssey. The title occurs at the end of the tractate. Extant only in Coptic, Exegesis on the Soul was composed in Greek, probably in third-century Egypt.

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