Gnostic sources and the prehistory of the Descensus ad inferos

Authors: Poirier, Paul-Hubert
Abstract: The scope of this paper is to revisit the attestations of the theme of the Descensus ad Inferos in some Gnostic sources, direct or indirect, (among them, Trimorphic Protennoia [NHC XIII,1], Teachings of Silvanus [NHC VII,4] and Irenaeus’ Adversus Haereses), in order to evaluate their relationship to the “ classical” witnesses of the Descensus, including the so-called Gospel of Nicodemus (or Acta Pilati).
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 January 2011
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Apocrypha, Vol. 21, 73-81 (2011)
Alternative version: 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.102227
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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