Manuscript Information

The Gospel of Thomas

  • Nag Hammadi Codex II, Tractate 2 (NHC II, 2)
    Coptic; papyrus codex; 4th/5th century; preserves essentially the complete Gospel of Thomas.
    Online images: NHC II, pages 32-51
  • Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 654 (P.Oxy. 654)
    Greek; papyrus roll; middle/late 3rd century; preserves parts Gospel of Thomas Prologue+1-7.
    Online images: P.Oxy. 654
  • Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 1 (P.Oxy. 1)
    Greek; papyrus codex; late 2nd/early 3rd century; preserves most of Gospel of Thomas 26-30+77, 31-33.
    Online images: P.Oxy. 1
  • Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 655 (P.Oxy. 655)
    Greek; papyrus roll; 3rd century; preserves fragments of Gospel of Thomas 24, 36-39.
    Online images: P.Oxy. 655

 

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 37384142535455565758 (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 16171819202122232526272829303233343536373839404143 (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

    • Over 140 manuscripts containing the Greek text of the Infancy Gospel of James have been recovered. Scholars have divided the manuscripts into five families.
    • Most important manuscript: Papyrus Bodmer V
      Greek; papyrus codex; late 3rd/early 4th century
      Online images: Not available