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Prayer Of Thanksgiving - Coptic Wiki

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVIN

This text fits among the Hermetic works of of the NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY. Known in and versions, it preserves a of thanksgiving for “mind, speech, knowledge” (64.9f.). The recitation itself preceded a (ritual) embrace and a communal meal consisting of flesh which, as in Jewish custom, had been drained of blood (65.2-7). Following this short petition in the codex there appears a scribal note stating that the had at hand several other tractates that were not included (65.8-14).

  • Nock, A. D., ed. Hermeticum, 4 vols. Paris, 1945-1954. Robinson, J. M., ed. The Nag Hammadi Library in English, pp. 298-99. San Francisco, 1977.

S. KENT BROWN