Written by Hermes Trismegistus and translated from Phoenician or Arabic into Persian, Turkish, Hebrew, Latin, Russian, and into English by Isaac Newton According to one legend it was found in a cave clutched in Hermes’ hands by Sarah wife of Abraham. It hints at or reveals the secret of the primordial substance and its transmutations. First showed up in the 10th century. As early as the 7th Century, but circulating in the 13th after translated to latin in 1140 AD Another legend has it found my Alexander the Great at Hebron. We talk about this in a podcast episode, so why not have a listen? One could consider this the main scripture for alchemists (at least for some).