Textual Signs (TS_III_XI)
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Textual Signs

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A dot placed under a letter in the transcription indicates that the letter is visually uncertain, even though the context may make the reading certain. Dots on the line outside of brackets in the transcription indicate missing letters that cannot be reconstructed but of which vestieres of ink remain.

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Square brackets in the transcription indicate a lacuna in the MS in which there is every reason to believe that writing existed at one time. When the text cannot be reconstructed, or when it can only be partially reconstructed, the …

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“Textual Signs (TS_III_XI)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 24 March 2017
First published online: 2012



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