Introduction to Codex VIII (ITC8)
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Physical Description

Nag Hammadi Cde VIII (CG VIII, NHC VIII). Cairo, Coptic Museum, Department of Manuscripts, inv. 10550. Formerly the manuscript was numbered Codex VII by Doresse-Mina, IX by Puech, and IV by Doresse, Les Livres secrets (see Robinson, Facsimile Edition: Codex VIII, pp. vii and ix). Papyrus codex, very imperfect. Original folios were 242 mm high by 147 mm wide. Prior to conservation many leaves or leaf fragments of the codex were in several pieces; these have now been repaired. The text block was attached to its anci…

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“Introduction to Codex VIII (ITC8)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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