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Egyptians, Gospel of the
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I. Greek Gospel of the Egyptians – II. The So-called Gospel of the Egyptians from Nag Hammadi

I. Greek Gospel of the Egyptians

The Greek Gospel of the Egyptians was an apocryphal gospel known to Clement of AlexandriaClement of Alexandria who cites from it a brief dialogue between Jesus and Salome which was used by the encratites (Asceticism) in defense of their rejection of human procreation (Clement, Stromata III 45.3; 63.2; 64.2; 66.1; 92.1). Cle…

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Wisse, Frederik, “Egyptians, Gospel of the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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