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Most of the major texts in the Nag Hammadi collection have more than one English translation; where more than one translation is available, we have listed the translators' names in parenthesis below the name of the text. Texts marked with the {*} had more than one version extant within the Nag Hammadi codices; often these several versions were used conjointly by the translators to provide the single translation presented here.

All translations of texts here presented have undergone some modification, editing and minor revision for presentation in this internet edition. For academic use, always read and reference the standard print editions. The International Edition of The Nag Hammadi Scriptures (published in 2007) provides vastly improved translations for most of these texts, and is highly recommended.

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Codex I (The Jung Codex)

  1. The Prayer of the Apostle Paul
  2. The Apocryphon of James:
  3. The Gospel of Truth:*
  4. The Treatise on the Resurrection
  5. The Tripartite Tractate

Codex II

  1. The Apocryphon of John* (long version)
  2. The Gospel of Thomas:
  3. The Gospel of Philip
  4. The Hypostasis of the Archons
  5. On the Origin of the World*
  6. The Exegesis on the Soul
  7. The Book of Thomas the Contender

Codex III

  1. The Apocryphon of John* (short version)
  2. The Gospel of the Egyptians*
  3. Eugnostos the Blessed*
  4. The Sophia of Jesus Christ
  5. The Dialogue of the Savior

Codex IV

  1. The Apocryphon of John* (long version)
  2. The Gospel of the Egyptians*

Codex V

  1. Eugnostos the Blessed*
  2. The Apocalypse of Paul
  3. The (First) Apocalypse of James
  4. The (Second) Apocalypse of James
  5. The Apocalypse of Adam

Codex VI

  1. The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
  2. The Thunder, Perfect Mind
  3. Authoritative Teaching
  4. The Concept of Our Great Power
  5. Plato, Republic 588A-589B
  6. The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth
  7. The Prayer of Thanksgiving
  8. Asclepius 21-29

Codex VII

  1. The Paraphrase of Shem
  2. The Second Treatise of the Great Seth
  3. The Apocalypse of Peter
  4. The Teachings of Silvanus
  5. The Three Steles of Seth

Codex VIII

  1. Zostrianos
  2. The Letter of Peter to Philip

Codex IX

  1. Melchizedek
  2. The Thought of Norea
  3. The Testimony of Truth

Codex X

  1. Marsanes

Codex XI

  1. The Interpretation of Knowledge
  2. A Valentinian Exposition
    2a. On the Anointing
    2b. On the Baptism A
    2c. On the Baptism B
    2d. On the Eucharist A
    2e. On the Eucharist B
  3. Allogenes
  4. Hypsiphrone

Codex XII

  1. The Sentences of Sextus
  2. The Gospel of Truth:*
  3. Fragments (translation not provided here)

Codex XIII

  1. Trimorphic Protennoia
  2. On the Origin of the World*

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