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Tripartite Tractate
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The Tripartite Tractate, or Tractatus Tripartitus, is the name given by modern scholars to the fifth tractate of NHC I (pp. 51–138), a name suggested by the division of the text into three parts by means of decorative lines at pages 104 and 108 in the Coptic manuscript (Kasser et al., 1973; 197…

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Thomassen, Einar, “Tripartite Tractate”, 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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