Asclepius 21-29 (NHC VI, 8)

ASCLEPIUS 21-29 (NHC VI, 8) A Coptic translation of part of a Hermetic text extant completely only in a Latin translation. In the text, Hermes Trismegistus, acting as mystagogue, is providing esoteric teaching to his pupil Asclepius (Tat and Ammon are two others mentioned in the text). The original Greek version was called “The Perfect …

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Hermes Trismegistus (“Thrice-Greatest Hermes”)

HERMES TRISMEGISTUS (“Thrice-greatest Hermes”) This name is a Greek adaptation of an Egyptian title, Thoth the Very Great, the Egyptian god-name Thoth being translated from at least the time of Herodotus to the Greek Hermes. The literature associated with Hermes Trismegistus is known as the Corpus Hermeticum and comprises some seventeen writings of diverse origin …

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ASCLEPIUS 21-29 The Coptic version of Asclepius 21-29 is the eighth tractate from Codex VI of the NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY, and occurs immediately after a scribal note (VI, 65.8-14) concerning the selection and copying of Hermetic discourses. Although it is untitled in the Coptic manuscript, Asclepius 21-29 is assigned its present title because it is …

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