Part Two. The Coptic Papyri — Preface (Preface_IV_XVI)
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In preparing this edition of Coptic papyri from the covers of the Nag Hammadi Codices, I have had the good fortune to have at my disposal the preliminary transcripts and notes of the late Professor J. W. B. Barns. What he accomplished before his untimely death greatly aided my work, and the quality of the present edition is significantly enhanced by his contribution. I have examined the originals twice in the Coptic Museum, Old Cairo, once in the summer of 1974, and again in December 1976…

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Barns, J. W. B. and Browne, Gerald M., “Part Two. The Coptic Papyri — Preface (Preface_IV_XVI)”, 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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