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Concept of Great Power
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A noncanonical, gnostic apocalypse text preserved in the Nag Hammadi Codices (VI.4) which claims to detail a history of the world from the creation through final salvation, from the viewpoint of a Great Power or God. This work was never widely authoritative during the early church period.
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Concept of Our Great Power
Concept of Our Great Power A noncanonical, gnostic apocalypse text preserved in the Nag Hammadi Codices (VI.4) which claims to detail a history of the world from the creation through final salvation, from the viewpoint of a Great Power or God. This work was never widely authoritative during the early
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Concept of Our Great Power, The
CONCEPT OF OUR GREAT POWER, THE (NHC VI,4). The Concept of Our Great Power (NHC VI,4) is the fourth tractate of codex VI (pp. 36–48) of the Nag Hammadi codices. This sole witness to the text is well preserved except for minor lacunae at the tops of most pages (Parrott 1979: 6). A Coptic translation from
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Concept of Our Great Power, the
Concept of Our Great Power, The. A Gnostic apocalyptic document included in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC VI, 4). Combining Jewish, Greek, and Christian ideas, it summarizes the history of salvation, from creation to consummation, presented as three dispensations (the age of the flesh, the psychic age,