The Eighth Reveals the Ninth

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The Eighth Reveals the Ninth refers to an ancient written religious discourse; documented 30 of the sixth codex, of the Nag Hammadi findings. Codex VI is classified as a Heremetic discourse.[1][2][3]


Insufficient information has survived from the manuscript to reconstruct the original title.[4] The alternative titles are Discourse on the eighth and ninth(J.M.Robinson) or The ogdoad and ennead. Dated to a period possibly of the second century CE (D.M.Parrott 1988),[5] It is a reasoned assumption that the textual information found written in Coptic had been translated from a Greek original.[6][7][5]

(words used in Codex VI)[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ manuscripts [Retrieved 2011-09-25]
  2. ^ James M. Robinson, ed., translated James Brashler, Peter A. Dirkse, and Douglas M. ParrottThe Nag Hammadi Library from The Gnostic society library: [Retrieved 2011-09-25]
  3. ^ traductions
  4. ^ James McConkey Robinson The Coptic Gnostic Library: A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi ..., Volume 3 [Retrieved 2011-09-25]
  5. ^ a b c Daniel Merkur (University of Toronto) Stages of Ascension in Hermetic Rebirth. pp. 86–91. Retrieved 2011-12-14.  This article cites D.M. Parrott 1988, E.H. Pagels 1979, J.M. Robinson 1988, BP Copenhaver 1992, H. Corbin 1972, A.D. Nock 1933.
  6. ^ Calremont University Consortium Brown, S. Kent,Atiya, Aziz Suryal,1898-1988(editor-in-chief)
  7. ^ Martin P.Nilson The new Conception of the universe in late Greek Paganism -taken from J.M.Robinson retrieved 20:00

Further reading[edit]

David M.Scholer p.214-216 of Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies-Nag Hammadi Bibliography 1995-2006 [Retrieved 2011-09-27]

The writings[edit] Translated by James Brashler, Peter A. Dirkse, and Douglas M. Parrott Selection made from James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library,1990(The Gnosis Archive) [Retrieved 2011-09-27] & (Free ebooks online) [Retrieved 2011-09-27]