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The Gospel of Thomas

Online images: P.Oxy. 1, verso (↓), recto (→)

 

The Gospel of Mary

  • Berlin Codex 8502, Tractate 1 (BG 8502, 1)
    Coptic; papyrus codex; 5th century; preserves about half the Gospel of Mary (pages 1-19 of the codex with pages 1-6 and 11-14 lost.)
    Online images: The cover of BG 8502

  • Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 3525 (P.Oxy. 3525)
    Greek; papyrus roll; 3rd century; preserves a version of the text found in BG 8502 9.5-10.13.
    Online images: P. Oxy. 3525

  • Rylands Papyrus 463 (P.Ryl. 463)
    Greek; papyrus codex; early 3rd century; a version of the text found in BG 8502 17.5-19.5.
    Online images: P. Ryl. 463, recto (→), verso (↓)

 

The Gospel of Judas

  • Codex Tchacos, Tractate 3
    Coptic; papyrus codex; late 4th/early 5th century; preserves more than 90% of the Gospel of Judas.

    A team of scholars selected by National Geographic initially collated and photographed the available fragments of this badly damaged manuscript; then additional fragments from the codex were recovered and photographed. Gregor Wurst has used the various images to create provisional digital reconstructions of a number of pages in Codex Tchacos, filling many previous gaps in the text of the Gospel of Judas.

    Online images: Codex Tchacos, pages 33-58 (zip file) (National Geographic).

    Online images: Codex Tchacos, pages 37, 38, 41, 42, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58 (Gregor Wurst).

 

The Gospel of Philip

 

The Gospel of Truth

  • Nag Hammadi Codex I, Tractate 3 (NHC I, 3) and Codex XII, Tractate 2 (NHC XII, 2)
    Coptic; papyrus codex; 4th/5th century; preserves essentially the complete Gospel of Truth (Codex I pages 16-43 and fragments from a second version in Codex XII pages 53,54,57-60).
    Online images: NHC I, pages 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43 (Claremont Colleges Digital Library).

 

The Gospel of Peter

  • The Akhmim Fragment (P.Cair. 10759)
    Greek; parchment codex; late 6th century; preserves what has been labeled Gospel of Peter vv. 1-60.
    Online images: The Ahkmim fragment, pages 2-10

  • Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 2949 (P.Oxy. 2949)
    Greek; papyrus roll; late 2nd/early 3rd century; preserves text possibly from an alternative version of Gospel of Peter vv. 3-5.
    Online images: P.Oxy. 2949

  • Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 4009 (P.Oxy. 4009)
    Greek; papyrus codex; 2nd century; preserves otherwise unattested text possibly from a lost portion of the Gospel of Peter.
    Online images: P.Oxy. 4009

 

The Unknown Gospel: Egerton Papyrus 2

  • Egerton Papyrus 2 (P.Egerton 2)
    Greek; papyrus codex; late 2nd/early 3rd century; preserves part of an unidentified early Christian gospel.
    Online images: Fragments 1-3, recto (→), Fragments 1-3, verso (↓)

  • Köln Papyrus 255 (P.Köln 255)
    Greek; papyrus roll; late 2nd/early 3rd century; a part of P.Egerton 2, fragment 1 that adds approximately five lines of text to each side of the fragment.
    Online images: P.Köln 255

 

The Infancy Gospel of James

Online images: Papyrus Bodmer V pages 1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23, 24-25, 26-27, 28-29, 30-31, 32-33, 34-35, 36-37, 38-39, 40-41, 42-43, 44-45, 46-47, 48, 49