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Codex Tchacos: Texte und Analysen
Brankaer, Johanna and Hans-Gebhard Bethge, editors

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2007 pp. vi + 485. $205.00

Series Information
Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur, 161


Description: One of the most important manuscripts discovered in recent times is the 4th century Codex Tchacos. It contains 4 texts, two of which (“The Letter of Peter to Philip” and “The [first Apocalypse] of James”) were already known from the finds at Nag Hammadi. The other two present hitherto unknown Gnostic writings (“The Gospel of Judas” and a text which researchers have named “Allogenes”). This publication presents the Coptic texts with a German translation on the facing pages, together with detailed linguistic indexes and observations on the content.

Subjects: Nag Hammadi and Gnostic, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Michael Kaler
Published 5/9/2009
Citation: Michael Kaler, review of Johanna Brankaer and Hans-Gebhard Bethge, eds., Codex Tchacos: Texte und Analysen, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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