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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 VII – 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 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 codices I, VII, and XI are similar, so the three boo…

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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 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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