A Gnostic revelation discourse between the and his disciples, followed by a report by of a special revelation given to her by the Savior. The title occurs at the end: “Gospel According to Mary.”

The Gospel of Mary is poorly preserved (10 of the original 18 pages are missing), but enough is left to show that Mary, whose chief antagonist is Peter, is preeminent among Jesus’ in the tractate. A third-century fragment of the original Greek version is known. The Gospel of Mary was probably written in second-century Egypt and translated into Coptic in the early fourth century.