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Letter of Peter to Philip
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A noncanonical, likely gnostic work found among the Coptic writings near Nag Hammadi (and Codex Tchacos). After offering a short pseudonymous letter from Peter to Philip, the work claims to recall apostolic gatherings, their revelatory dialogue with the risen Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Peter to Philip, Letter of
Letter of Peter to Philip A noncanonical, likely gnostic work found among the Coptic writings near Nag Hammadi (and Codex Tchacos). After offering a short pseudonymous letter from Peter to Philip, the work claims to recall apostolic gatherings, their revelatory dialogue with the risen Christ, and the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peter to Philip, Letter of
PETER TO PHILIP, LETTER OF (NHC VIII,2). The Letter of Peter to Philip is the second and concluding tractate within Codex VIII of the Nag Hammadi library. Situated immediately after the long tractate Zostrianos (NHC VIII,1), Ep. Pet. Phil. fills most of the last nine pages of Codex VIII (132, 10–140,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Peter to Philip, Letter Of
Peter to Philip, Letter ofA brief tractate from the Nag Hammadi library, attributed to the Apostle Peter. By the end of the 1st century Peter was regarded as the preeminent authority for the apostolic tradition in an emerging orthodox Church. This pseudonymous writing represents Peter as the central
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Peter to Philip, Letter of (Writing)
Peter to Philip, Letter of. One of the documents contained in the Nag Hammadi Gnostic library, dating from the late second or third century A.D. The tractate receives its title from the letter with which it begins. After Philip reads the letter the apostle assemble. In a dialogue with Jesus, who appears
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Peter, Letter of, to Philip
Peter, Letter of, to Philip. A *Coptic document contained in Codex VIII of the *Nag Hammadi library. The title strictly applies only to the first page or so of the text, which goes on to tell of St *Philip’s response, a gathering of the Apostles on the Mount of *Olives, an appearance of the risen Christ,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PETER TO PHILIP, LETTER OF
PETER TO PHILIP, LETTER OF. This tractate from the Nag Hammadi TEXTS is a Coptic translation of a Greek original from the late 2nd or early 3rd cent. ce. It consists of a brief letter to the apostle Philip, attributed to the apostle Peter (132, 10–133, 7a), followed by a gnostic revelatory discourse