The Gnostic Scriptures
The Gnostic Scriptures

The Gnostic Scriptures

in Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library

by Bentley Layton and David Brakke

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Pages 744
Publisher Yale University Press
Published 2021
ISBN-13 9780300208542
A collection of extra-biblical scriptures written by the gnostics, updated with three ancient texts including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas

This definitive introduction to the gnostic scriptures provides a crucial look at the theology, religious atmosphere, and literary traditions of ancient Christianity and Hellenistic Judaism. It provides authoritative translations of ancient texts from Greek, Latin, and Coptic, with introductions, bibliographies, and annotations. The texts are organized to reflect the history of gnosticism in the second through fourth centuries CE. This second edition provides updates throughout and adds three new ancient texts, including the recently discovered Gospel of Judas.


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