The Gnostic Scriptures

Translated with Annotations and Introductions by Bentley Layton with Additions and Revisions by David Brakke

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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

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 texts from Greek, Latin, and Coptic, with introductions, bibliographies, and annotations. The texts are organized to reflect the history of gnosticism in the second through fourth centuries CE. This second edition provides updates throughout and adds three new ancient texts, including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.

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.

“The one indispensable book for the understanding of Gnosis and Gnosticism.”—Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9780300208542
Publication Date: January 26, 2021
744 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
13 b/w illus.
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