Introduction to Codex XIII (intro_V_XXVIII_codex_XIII)
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Krause-Labib, Gnostische und hermetische Schriften, 13-15; Facsimile Edition: Codices XI, XII, XIII, xv, xvii and pl. 104-20; Robinson, “Codicology,” 15-31; Robinson, “Papyrus Codicology,” 56-57.

I. Physical Description

From Codex XIII only eight papyrus leaves (16 pages) survive. The top margins, where pagination might be expected to appear, are not sufficiently intact to determine if the codex was originally paginated. Since the handwriting and contents of the codex are in s…

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Turner, John D., “Introduction to Codex XIII (intro_V_XXVIII_codex_XIII)”, 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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