Valentinian Exposition (NHC XI, 2)

EXPOSITION (NHC XI, 2)

A Valentinian Gnostic exposition of cosmogony, anthropogony, soteriology, and eschatology resembling that attributed to Valentinian teachers by the Church Fathers. No title is given in the manuscript, which is in fragmentary condition; the title currently used has been editorially assigned on the basis of content.

The exposition is followed by five brief liturgical supplements on rituals used in a community, one on the Anointing, two on Baptism, and two on the Eucharist. Extant only in Coptic, Exposition was originally composed in Greek, probably sometime in the second century. Its provenience is unknown.

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