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This front matter section of this book titled The Paraphrase of Shem (NH VII,1) contains the table of contents, foreword and the list of abbreviations. The book presents the first comprehensive interpretation of the Paraphrase of Shem, Codex VII,1 in the Coptic Nag Hammadi Library. The introduction discusses the literary genre of the treatise, its plan and system, its situation among the Gnostic systems, its provenance and date. The translation sets out the text in paragraphs, with headings and subheadings. A short commentary follows the translation. While dipping into the springs of the major Sethian and Valentinian systems, the author follows his own way and offers an original system, anticipating in many respects Manichaeism.

Keywords:Codex VII 1; Nag Hammadi; Paraphrase of Shem; translation



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