On The Origin Of The World (NHC II, 5; XII, 2)

OF THE WORLD (NHC II, 5; XII, 2)

A Gnostic based on several dealing with cosmogony, anthropogony, and eschatology. Anonymous and untitled, its current title has been editorially assigned on the basis of its content.

It shares some material in common with the Hypostasis of the (NHC II, 4), probably based on a common source. Extant only in Coptic, of the World was originally in Greek, probably in third-century Egypt.