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Books of Jeu are gnostic manuscripts.
Efforts at dating [ edit ]
The books are estimated as written during a period spanning 100 A.D to 300 A.D (approximately), in the time of the Roman rule of Egypt.
perhaps toward the latter end of this period. [1 ] [2 ]
Contents [ edit ]
It seems probable that the Gnostic texts were written intended for the involvement of initiatory rituals.
The writings are in two books and are stated as taken from the speech of
Jesus (of Nazareth) to an unknown number of disciples at a time after the former's rising from the dead . [2 ]
Context [ edit ]
The books are a part of the
Bruce Codex (located within the Bodleian Library), and were originally written in the Coptic language. [4 ]
See also [ edit ]
A typical page from the 1st book of Jeu
References [ edit ]
Further reading [ edit ]
Books of Jeu and the Untitled Text in the Bruce Codex (Nag Hammadi Studies) by Violet MacDermot (translator)(1978) retrieved 22/10/2011
External links [ edit ]