Paradise Reconsidered in Gnostic Mythmaking

Paradise Reconsidered in Gnostic Mythmaking

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Examining the mythology in and social reality behind a group of texts rewriting Genesis, to which certain leaders of the early church occasionally attached the label a€˜Ophite, a€™ this book offers a new understanding of Sethianism and the origins of Gnosticism.says that, in the diagram, the word Behemoth was inscribed under the lowest circle, likely that of the moon, if the circles ... of the Ophite myth, which portrayed the devil as a serpent (Irenaeusa#39; source), and as a lion (diagram), respectively.

Title:Paradise Reconsidered in Gnostic Mythmaking
Author: Tuomas Rasimus
Publisher:BRILL - 2009-10-31

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