Part One. The Greek Papyri — Codex V (Codex_Part_I_V)
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22. Official Accounts

The best preserved papyri from the cover of Codex V come from what must have been an extensive series of official accounts in money and kind, dealing with an area at least as large as the Thebaid: their extremely mutilated condition is much to be regretted. The rectos of those fragments which most obviously belong together have been assembled under the number 22, and such versos of the same fragments as bear decipherable writing under 23. This assembly has been made very conservatively, very possibly too much so; re-examination of the originals may w…

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Barns, J. W. B. and Shelton, John C., “Part One. The Greek Papyri — Codex V (Codex_Part_I_V)”, 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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