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This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism. It provides authoritative translations of ancient Greek, Latin, and Coptic texts, with introductions, bibliographies, and annotations. The texts are organized to reflect the history of gnosticism in the second through fourth century CE. This second edition provides updates throughout and adds three new ancient texts, including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.
|Title: The Gnostic Scriptures, Second Edition|
By: Bentley Layton & David Brakke, eds.
Number of Pages: 690
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2021
|Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.125 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds 6 ounces
Series: Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Stock No: WW208541
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"Bentley Laytons unparalleled collection puts together a range of ancient gnostic writings nowhere else bound into a single volume. With David Brakkes breathtaking translations of three new ancient documents, this book will be even more useful than the first edition."Nicola Denzey Lewis, author of Introduction to "Gnosticism"
"David Brakke has superbly updated Bentley Layton's Gnostic Scriptures, including new discoveries and reflecting continuing scholarship. The collection remains an indispensable resource for students and scholars of early Christianity." Harold W. Attridge, Yale University
"Bentley Laytons Gnostic Scriptures has been a vade mecum for a generation of scholars and students; David Brakkes important new edition will ensure its influence for the generation to come."Bart D. Ehrman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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