Introduction to Codex VII (intro_IV_XXX_codex_VII)
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The Manuscript

Codex VII was found in December 1945 together with eleven other codices at the base of a cliff near the village of Hamra Dom, 10 km. north-east of Nag Hammadi, in upper Egypt.1 At present it is the property of the Coptic Museum at Old Cairo and carries the inventory number 10546.2 The facsimile edition of the codex was published as the second volume of The Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices.3

The codex was found with its leather cover intact. Photographs of the cover are included in the facsimile edition (plates 1-4), and it is described by J…

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Wisse, Frederik, “Introduction to Codex VII (intro_IV_XXX_codex_VII)”, 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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