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Gnostic Texts of Nag Hammadi

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Added statement reminding readers that the Orthodox Church does not consider these works to be canonical, historically accurate or orthodox.
'''Nag Hammadi''', a village in Upper Egypt, is best known for being the site where in December 1945, thirteen leather-bound papyrus codices from the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. buried in a sealed jar were found by a local farmer, Mohammed Ali Samman. The writings in these codices comprised 52 mostly [[Gnostic]] tractates (treatises).
The contents of the codices were written in [[Coptic]], though the works were probably all translations from Greek. Most famous of these works must be the ''Gospel of Thomas'', of which the Nag Hammadi codices contain the only complete copy. The Nag Hammadi codices are housed in the [ Coptic Museum] in Cairo, Egypt, except for one ([ ''The Jung Foundation Codex'']).
The Nag Hammadi codices Neither the Eastern Orthodox [[Church]] nor the [[Oriental Orthodox]] accept these works as canonical or historically accurate; the attribution of the Gospel of Thomas to the holy [[Apostle Thomas]] is rejected, and likewise, the association of the Gospel of Mary to [[Mary Magdalene]] is also rejected. These works are housed in considered to be the product of [[ Coptic MuseumHeresy]] , and the Orthodox faithful should, in Cairoa loving manner, emphasize this, Egyptshould the discussion of these works arise due to their popularity in the mass media as a result of the attention given them by heterodox groups such as the Jesus Seminar, except and the general increase in public enthusiasm for one ([ ''The Jung Foundation Codex''])the Gnostic heresy.
'''''Gospel of Thomas'' (Non-canonical, New Testament Apocrypha)'''

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