Re: A serpentine Christ?
- Just thought I would add to what you and Terje have stated on the
subject by pointing out that there is surprisingly little agreement
on the positive or negative value of the serpent in various Gnostic
texts. Here is a table that Dr Willimas created outlining this
observation.... ("/" means ambivalence)
Testim. truth +?
Orig. world +
Hyp. Archons /
Ap. John -
Justin Baruch -
Tri. Trac -
Gos Phil -
Obviously we cannot say "Gnostics believe _______ about the serpent
in the garden."
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> Thank you Terje and midnight,
> Your information has been most enlightening. Terje, you are always
> so complete in your answers. Again,
> Thank you for taking the time.