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Peter to Philip, Letter of
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The Letter of Peter to Philip is preserved in two manuscripts: in one of the Nag Hammadi writings (NHC VIII,2) and in the Codex Tchacos. Both are Coptic translations of a lost Greek original. The title of the text is attested in both manuscripts (at the beginning in NHC VIII,2, at the end in the Codex Tchacos) but is somewhat misleading in that this writing does not belong to the epistolary genre. The actual Letter of Peter to Philip takes up only the first few paragraphs of the text (NHC VIII,2 132.12–133.8; Cod. Tchac. 1.1–18) and i…

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Brankaer, Johanna, “Peter to Philip, Letter 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 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00002702>
First published online: 2018



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