The Gospel of the Egyptians is a Gnostic apocrypha relating to finds in Nag Hammadi ( 1945 ).
The gospel of the Egyptians is presented in two Coptic versions, translated from the Greek independently of each other and named equally in both cases. It has nothing to do with the apocryphal "Gospel of the Egyptians," which is cited in the patristic literature, and in particular by Clement of Alexandria. This treatise, also entitled the Holy Book of the Great Invisible Spirit , is an esoteric text representing a Gothic style of the Sephi . [one]
The introduction contains a typical Gnostic indication of the presence of the invisible Spirit and states:
Three forces sprang from him; they are: Father, Mother, (and) Son, from living silence, which comes from the incorruptible Father. These descended from the silence of the Father of the unknown.
Apocrypha announces the birth of the great man Mirotoi of the first man - the unbreakable Adamas : " he is the first man through whom and (for) whom everything arose, (a) without him nothing would have arisen ."
The Gospel of the Egyptians, quoted by Clement of Alexandria , has no relation to the Gospel of the Egyptians from Nag Hammadi. Clement quotes direct utterances of Jesus against procreation and flesh, and the text of Nag-Hammadi not only does not contain those, but is also entirely devoted to the Sophian gnosis and cosmology. These are two different gospels.