Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Lance Jenott: Two Versions of the Letter of Peter to Philip (NHC VIII,2 and CT,1)

An apocryphal Christian epistle entitled The Letter of Peter to Philip has been known since 1945 in a single manuscript from Nag Hammadi Codex VIII. In 2007, sections from another manuscript witness of this Letter became available from Codex Tchacos, and in 2010 even more fragments from this codex were made available in photograph form, which constitute nearly half the text. So far, however, these new fragments have not been transcribed or published. In this presentation, I will present a transcription of the entire text of the Letter of Peter to Philip from Codex Tchacos in synopsis with the text from NHC VIII and examine the history of the text's transmission by discussing variant readings between the two manuscripts.

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