Introduction (intro_I_XXII)
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This volume contains Codex I from the collection of thirteen codices found near Nag Hammadi in Upper Egypt in December, 1945.1 For a time during the 1950’s and 60’s this codex was in the possession of the Jung Institute in Zürich and hence is also known as the Jung Codex.2 The codex, which is generally well preserved, contains five texts: the brief Prayer of the Apostle Paul (I,1) in the front flyleaf; The Apocryphon of James (I,2); The Gospel of Truth (I,3); The Treatise on the Resurrection (I,4) and The Tripartite Tractate (I,5). All of these important texts, which have already bee…

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“Introduction (intro_I_XXII)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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