See further, C. Schmidt, Gnostische Schriften in Koptischer Sprache (1892); K.
Viii., 1892; and a new translation by the same in Koptische-gnostische Schriften, i.) which, contrary to the opinion of their editor and translator, the present writer believes to represent, in their existing form, a still later period and a still more advanced stage in the decadence of Gnosticism.
Petermann-Schwartze; newly translated by C. Schmidt, Koptisch-gnostische Schriften, i.
Similarly, the last book of the Pistis-Sophia contains the myth of the capture of the rebellious archontes, whose leaders here appear as five in number (Schmidt, Koptisch-gnostische Schriften, p. 234 seq.).
Harnack, " Uber das gnostische Buch Pistis-Sophia," Texte u.
2; C. Schmidt, " Gnostische Schriften," Texte u.