Re: [GTh] Strange math
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From: "David Renfro" <brain32771@...>
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 9:11 PM
Subject: [GTh] Strange math
> Th.# 9: it yielded sixty per measure and one hundred twenty per
> Th.# 23: one from a thousand and two from ten thousand
FWIW 'one from a thousand and two from ten thousand' has a
number of early close parallels.
Pistis Sophia chapter 134
The Saviour answered and said to Mary 'I tell you they will find
one in a thousand and two in ten thousand.......'
Irenaeus 'Against Heresies' Book 1 chapter 24 (about Basilides)
However the multitude cannot understand these things but one out
of a thousand and two out of ten thousand.
a similar claim about Basilides is found in the Panarion of Epiphanius.