The Gospel of Philip is one of the texts of the New Testament
apocrypha. In a similar manner to the
Gospel of Thomas, it is a
sayings gospel, a collection of wise sayings, purportedly of
The text's misleading title is modern; the only connection with
Philip the Apostle is that he is the only apostle mentioned (at 73,8). The text makes no claim to be from Philip.
The Gospel Of Philip: Jesus, Mary Magdalene, And The Gnosis Of Sacred Union 2004.
- Robinson, James M., The Nag Hammadi Library HarperCollins
- The standard translation.
- Smith, Andrew Phillip, 'The Gospel of Philip: Annotated and Explained,' Skylight Paths, 2005.
- Turner and McGuire, Nag Hammadi Library After Fifty Years,: Martha Lee Turner, "On the coherence of the
Gospel according to Philip, pp 223 – 50 and Einar Thomasson, "How Valentinian is the Gospel of Philip?" pp 251 – 279.