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Gospel of Philip
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gospel of Philip
Gospel of Philip A noncanonical, pseudonymous work that is likely Gnostic. The only extant copy is contained in Nag Hammadi Codex II. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church and is not in any ancient Bible or canonical list.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Philip, Gospel of
PHILIP, GOSPEL OF (NHC II,3). A Valentinian Christian document included among the Nag Hammadi Coptic codices discovered in Egypt in 1945. The text is extant only in this ms (Codex II,3; pp. 51:29–86:19), very likely a translation of an original Greek work. A Syrian provenance for the Greek text is suggested
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Philip, Gospel Of
Philip, Gospel of (II, 3)A Gospel discovered at Nag Hammadi in 1945. This Coptic translation from a Greek original exists in only one recension and probably dates from the 2nd century. It is not to be confused with the other Gospel of Philip quoted by Epiphanius (Haer. 26.13.2–3). The name of the text
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Philip, Gospel of (Writing)
Philip, Gospel of. †One of the Gnostic writings in the Nag Hammadi codices. Epiphanius (Haer. xxvi.13.2–3) quotes an Egyptian Gospel of Philip used in the fourth century, but the words he cites are not in the Nag Hammadi gospel. Some scholars have suggested that the appended ascription, “The Gospel
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Philip, Gospel of
Philip, Gospel of. A *Gnostic treatise preserved in *Coptic among the papyri found at *Nag Hammadi in 1945–6. It is a series of reflections on the quest for salvation, loosely linked by catch-phrases; it contains no narrative, and only a few incidents and sayings attributed to Christ. It shows marked
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Philip the Magnanimous
Philip the Magnanimous, Landgrave of Hesse, the most eminent of the Protestant princes at the time of the Reformation. B. at Marburg, Nov. 23, 1504, he came into power at the age of only 14, his father having died in 1509. Successfully he held his own against Francis of Sickingen and the rebellious peasants.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Philip, Gospel of (Writing)
Philip, Gospel of. According to the Pistis Sophia, Philip was one of three disciples charged with the task of writing the words and works of Jesus. Two gospels under his name are apparently known, the first only from a reference by Epiphanius (Heresies 26.13.2–3), who quotes from it a passage about the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PHILIP, GOSPEL OF
PHILIP, GOSPEL OF fil´ip, gos´puhl. The Coptic Gospel of Philip is one of the NAG HAMMADI TEXTS (Codex II, 3:51, 29–86, 19). It is not a “gospel” in the NT sense, but rather an anthology of loosely organized statements (“good news”) used within the Valentinian gnostic tradition (see GNOSTICISM). Because