Save Your Pennies, Coptic Students

So I’ve been looking at Ehrman and Plese’s Apocryphal Gospels.It’s six hundred pages of original language with English translation, quite nicely done and at first look fairly literally translated (good in a diglot). Ehrman mentions they chose not to do much of the Nag Hammadi literature because a diglot edition was already readily available for students.

Well, yes, sort of.

The Coptic Gnostic Library aren’t the most outrageously expensive paperbacks I’ve ever seen, but they do take ones’s breath away. Students can definitely rejoice at Ehrman and Plese’s ordinarily priced book in comparison, and the merely curious can read English translations of the Nag Hammadi texts all over the Internet, or pick from several well-respected collections of texts.


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