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Seth, Three Steles of
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The Three Steles of Seth is the fifth and last tractate of the best-preserved codex discovered at Nag Hammadi (Upper Egypt) in 1945 – codex 7 – although it suffers from deterioration in its final pages. The scribal hand of the codex is a practiced, lovely unical 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 codices 1, 7, and 11 are similar, so the three books…

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Burns, Dylan M., “Seth, Three Steles 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 19 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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