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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 7 – 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 11 (Allogenes and Hypsiphrone). The scribe of the first half of NHC 11 also wrote NHC 1.4 (Treatise on the Resurrection), 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 26 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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