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Codex Askewianus
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Also known as Codex Askewianus. A Coptic parchment codex, dating to about the fourth century, that contains the gnostic tractate Pistis Sophia and an unnamed text.The Askew Codex was acquired by a London doctor and book collector named Anthony Askew in the 18th century. Its place of origin is unknown, but was likely Egypt. This would make it one of several codices that originated in Egypt and contain gnostic literature, including the Codex Tchacos, Bruce Codex, Berlin Codex, and the Nag Hammadi codices. It was purchased from Askew’s heirs by the British Museum in 1785 and is now located in the British Library.For further information on the text Pistis Sophia, see this article: Pistis Sophia.
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Askew Codex
Askew Codex Also known as Codex Askewianus. A Coptic parchment codex, dating to about the fourth century, that contains the gnostic tractate Pistis Sophia and an unnamed text.The Askew Codex was acquired by a London doctor and book collector named Anthony Askew in the 18th century. Its place of origin
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Pistis Sophia (Codex Askewianus)
PISTIS SOPHIA (CODEX ASKEWIANUS). Coptic (Sahidic) parchment codex of 178 leaves inscribed in double columns on both sides. This codex contains gnostic treatises known by the title given in a later hand in the manuscript, Pistis Sophia. The original title, which appears at the end of books 2 and 3, appears