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Knowledge, Interpretation of
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The Interpretation of Knowledge is the first tractate of a Coptic book discovered near Nag Hammadi (Upper Egypt; Nag Hammadi Writings) in 1945: Codex XI. The scribe who copied the Interpretation of Knowledge also copied the subsequent work in the codex and the liturgical fragments that follow it (Valentinian Exposition), as well as NHC I,4 (Treatise on the Resurrection; Resurrection, Treatise on). The scribe responsible for writing the latter treatises of NHC XI (Allogenes and Hypsiphrone) also cop…

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Burns, Dylan M., “Knowledge, Interpretation of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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