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The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I (Sects 1-46)
Frank Williams
Publication Date
January 2016


Now in Paperback!

Epiphanius, monastic founder and bishop of Salamis on Cyprus for almost forty years of the fourth century, threw heart and soul into the controversies of the time and produced the Panario or Medicine Chest, a historical encyclopedia of sects and heresies and their refutations. Book I deals with material that is also found in Nag Hammadi, other Gnostic writings, and in such patristic authors as Irenaeus and Hippolytus. Students of Nag Hammadi and Gnosticism, patrologists, historians of religion, church historians, and Judaism have found this translation useful.


  • Paperback format of an essential Brill reference set
  • Coverage of Gnostic and Jewish Christian groups
  • Documents not available elsewhere in paperback

Frank Williams is retired from the Religious Studies Program at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has translated the whole of Epiphanius's Panarion and published works on the Nag Hammadi tractates and the Codex Tchacos (Gospel of Judas).