Introduction (intro_II_XXXIII)
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The four copies of The Apocryphon of John (AJ) presented in this edition in synoptic form represent two independent Coptic translations from the original Greek of a shorter version of AJ, and two copies of a Coptic translation of a longer version of the same tractate. This multiple attestation allows us observe this important Christian-Gnostic text through several stages of redaction and transmission. The relationship between the shorter and longer version and the transmission history as reflected in t…

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“Introduction (intro_II_XXXIII)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 13 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004228900_cgl_aintro_II_XXXIII>
First published online: 2012



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