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Authoritative Teaching
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical work that is likely gnostic. The third tractate of Codex VI from the Nag Hammadi library. The work is a treatise on the origin of the soul and its journey through trials to its ultimate destiny. This work was never widely authoritative during the early church period.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Authoritative Teaching, Text
Authoritative Teaching, Text A noncanonical work that is likely gnostic. The third tractate of Codex VI from the Nag Hammadi library. The work is a treatise on the origin of the soul and its journey through trials to its ultimate destiny. This work was never widely authoritative during the early church
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Authoritative Teaching
AUTHORITATIVE TEACHING (NHC VI,3). The 3d tractate of codex VI (pp. 22–35) of the Nag Hammadi codices. The text, a Coptic translation from a Gk original, is well preserved except for lacunas at the top of the first 7 pages (MacRae 1979: 258). The Coptic dialect is Sahidic with some non-Sahidic variations
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Authoritative Teaching
Authoritative Teaching. A didactic Gnostic document preserved in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC VI, 3). Written originally in Greek (perhaps c. a.d. 200 in Alexandria), this tractate uses metaphorical language to describe the origin of the soul, its existence in the physical body, and its final salvation.