Title

The Hymn of the Pearl: The Syriac and Greek texts with Introduction; translations and notes

Publication Date

2002

Abstract

This volume on the Hymn of the Pearl, an early Syriac hymn preserved in the Acts of Thomas, contains an illuminating introduction, fresh translations, copious notes and facsimiles of the original Syriac and Greek texts, published here in convenient format for the first time. The study explores the significance of the hymn for understanding Gnosticism and Manichaeism and argues that the hymn is one of the best examples of the basic Gnostic soteriological myth.

Document Type

Book

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ERA Access

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