Introduction to Codex XI (intro_V_XXVIII_codex_XI)
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Bibliography: Kasser, “La variété subdialectale lycopolitaine”; Krause, “Zum koptischen Handschriftenfund,” 111-13; Krause-Labib, “Gnostische und hermetische Schriften,” 10-12; Facsimile Edition: Codices XI, XII, XIII, pp. ix-xiii; pl. 1-82; Robinson, “Codicology.”

I. Physical Description and Reconstruction

Codex XI was part of one of the groups of codices acquired by the antiquities dealer Phocion J. Tano during 1946-48. It was put in safekeeping at the Department of Antiquities in 1949, transferred to the Coptic Museum on 9 Ju…

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Turner, John D., “Introduction to Codex XI (intro_V_XXVIII_codex_XI)”, 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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