The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Allogenes, Nag Hammadi Text
Allogenes, Nag Hammadi Text A noncanonical, gnostic work discovered near Nag Hammadi in Egypt (Codex XI, 3). This work was never widely authoritative during the early church period.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ALLOGENES (NHC XI,3). A Gnostic apocalypse, written in the form of an epistle, relating the secret revelations and extra-bodily visions of Allogenes to his son, Messos. The name and title “Allogenes” literally means “the stranger” or “the foreigner.” It is, however, a pseudonym and tells us nothing about
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
ALLOGENES.—I. Revelations of “Allogenes,” as of Zoroaster and others, are mentioned by Porphyry (V. Plot. 16) as appealed to by the Gnostics contemporary with Plotinus. But it seems probable that he mistook for the name of an author the plural title of the following book.II. An apocryphal book or series
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Allogenes Supreme
Allogenes Supreme a-loj′uh-neez. A Gnostic apocalyptic discourse preserved in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC XI, 3). It consists of revelations that the female deity Youel gave to Allogenes (Gk. allogenēs G254, meaning “of another race, foreigner”), who in turn relates them to his son Messos. This work
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ALLOGENES [Ἀλλογενής Allogenēs]. A coptic treatise discovered at Nag Hammadi (NHC 11, 3) in which Allogenes, whose name means “stranger” and who may represent SETH, records for his “son,” Messos, the divine revelations he received. Through its monism the work perhaps displays some connection with the