The Gnostic Scriptures, Second Edition
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The Gnostic Scriptures, Second Edition  -     Edited By: Bentley Layton, David Brakke, John Collins
    By: Bentley Layton & David Brakke, eds.

The Gnostic Scriptures, Second Edition

Yale University Press / 2021 / Paperback

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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.

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Title: The Gnostic Scriptures, Second Edition
By: Bentley Layton & David Brakke, eds.
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 690
Vendor: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.125 (inches)
Weight: 2 pounds 6 ounces
ISBN: 0300208545
ISBN-13: 9780300208542
Series: Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
Stock No: WW208541

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A collection of extra-biblical scriptures written by the gnostics, updated with three ancient texts including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas

Author Bio

Bentley Layton is the Goff Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University. David Brakke is the Joe R. Engle Chair in the History of Christianity and Professor of History at the Ohio State University.

Editorial Reviews

"This very well-presented set of excellent translations can be expected to continue to find a productive place in the classroom and on the researcher’s desk."—Journal for the Study of the New Testament Booklist

"The one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism."—Harold Bloom

"Bentley Layton’s unparalleled collection puts together a range of ancient ’gnostic’ writings nowhere else bound into a single volume. With David Brakke’s 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"

"Bentley Layton’s Gnostic Scriptures has been a vade mecum for a generation of scholars and students; David Brakke’s 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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