HYPSIPHRONE

Hypsiphrone (NHC XI, 4)

HYPSIPHRONE (NHC XI, 4) A Gnostic revelation partially preserved in six fragments of the heavily damaged codex. Its title (partially preserved) occurs at the beginning. The opening passage indicates that the text contains a first-person report of a feminine revealer called Hypsiphrone (“high-minded”). Known only in this poorly preserved Coptic version, Hypsiphrone was originally composed …

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Nag Hammadi Codices

NAG HAMMADI CODICES A group of 12 papyrus codices plus eight leaves dating from the fourth century and inscribed in Coptic. The manuscripts were discovered in a buried storage jar by fellahin (farmers) in 1945 some 10 kilometers from Nag Hammadi, and are now housed in the Coptic Museum in Old Cairo. Publication of the …

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