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Melchizedek (NHC IX, 1) - Coptic Wiki


A Sethian Gnostic apocalypse written in the name of Melchizedek, “Priest of God Most High” (see Gen. 14:18). Its title occurs at the beginning. IX is quite fragmentary; much of the text is lost in lacunae. The text reflects influence from early lore concerning Melchizedek, but also features Jesus Christ, with whom Melchizedek is ultimately identified. It also includes cultic invocations of various beings of Sethian Gnostic mythology. Extant only in Coptic, Melchizedek was originally composed in Greek, probably in third-century Egypt.