The Gospel according to Philip (TGATP)
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Wesley W. Isenberg

1. The Gospel According to Philip (GPh) is a collection of statements concerning sacraments and ethics, named for Philip the apostle, probably written in Syria in the second half of the third century a.d., and generally Valentinian in theology. It must have been composed in Greek, though only a single, imperfectly preserved Coptic version now survives.

2. Title and Genre, a. Title and identification. The title of this work is not based on its incipit; rather, it appears as the last line of the text (86:18-19). Since the title is …

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“The Gospel according to Philip (TGATP)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 18 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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