Chenoboskion


Chenoboskion
Site of early Christian monastery on the River Nile in Egypt where Gnostic [[➝ Gnosticism]] MSS were found in 1945–6. The place is near the modern town of Nag Hammadi, which has given the name to the MSS.

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