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Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit

Part of a series on Gnosticism History Syrian-Egyptic Mandaeism Manichaeism Sabians of Harran Druze Modern schools Chinese Manichaeism Proto-Gnostics Philo Simon Magus Cerinthus Valentinus Basilides Menander Scriptures Gnostic Gospels Nag Hammadi library Pseudo-Abdias Clementine literature Gnosticism and the New Testament Codices Codex Tchacos Cologne Mani-Codex Askew Codex Bruce Codex Berlin Codex Lists Gnostic sects Gnostic terms Related articles Gnosis Jnana Esoteric Christianity Theosophy Neoplatonism and Gnosticism v t e Two versions of the formerly lost Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit, also informally called the Coptic Gospel of the Egyptians (which is quite distinct from the Greek Gospel of the Egyptians), were among the codices in the Nag Hammadi library, discovered in 1945. It received the name because towards the end of the text it is also expressed as the “Egyptian Gospel.” Although it is possible that it was written in Egypt, it is far more likely that the name is based on connections made between Seth of the Old Testament and Seth, the ancient Egyptian god of violence, chaos, and storms. This Gospel differs from the Gospel of Philip and the Gospel of Truth in that it is not from a Valentinian perspective and instead focuses on a viewpoint rooted in Sethianism. ^ John D. Turner: "Since the late 1940s it has become customary to refer to it inappropriately as the Gospel of the Egyptians." Meyer, Marvin (2007). The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: International Edition. p. 247.  ^ Cite error: The named reference ag was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
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