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Seth, Second Discourse of the Great
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The Second Treatise (or Discourse) of the Great Seth is the second tractate of the best-preserved codex discovered at Nag Hammadi (Upper Egypt) in 1945 – codex VII – and so is among the most complete of the Coptic texts making up the Nag Hammadi collection. The scribal hand of the codex is a practiced, lovely uncial script, identical to that of the latter treatises of NHC XI (Allogenes and Hypsiphrone). The scribe of the first half of NHC XI also wrote NHC I,4 (Resurrection, Treatise on), and the make of codic…

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Burns, Dylan M., “Seth, Second Discourse of the Great”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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