Preface (Preface_III_XXVI)
(298 words)

When I was asked, during the summer of 1981, to prepare The Dialogue of the Savior for publication in The Coptic Gnostic Library, editorial responsibility for the text had already passed through several pairs of hands. My task was to edit not just the Coptic text, but a dossier of transcriptions and notes compiled across the years by various members of the Coptic Gnostic Library Project. I had been the last member of this team of scholars to work extensively on the manuscript in Cairo; furthermore, a few years…

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Emmel, Stephen, “Preface (Preface_III_XXVI)”, 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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