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Eugnostos and the Sophia of Jesus Christ
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Also called Eugnostos the Blessed. A noncanonical, philosophical treatise (or letter) extant in Codex III and V of the Nag Hammadi library. Contains the supposed speaker Eugnostos’ reflections on the “Father of the Universe” and other cosmic and spiritual matters. This work was never widely authoritative in the early church period.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eugnostos
Eugnostos Also called Eugnostos the Blessed. A noncanonical, philosophical treatise (or letter) extant in Codex III and V of the Nag Hammadi library. Contains the supposed speaker Eugnostos’ reflections on the “Father of the Universe” and other cosmic and spiritual matters. This work was never widely
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eugnostos and the Sophia of Jesus Christ
EUGNOSTOS AND THE SOPHIA OF JESUS CHRIST. Eugnostos and The Sophia of Jesus Christ are closely related gnostic tractates. Most of the didactic portions of Eugnostos (which constitute its bulk) are found on the lips of Christ in Soph. Jes. Chr. For this reason, it is appropriate to consider them together.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eugnostos, Letter of (Writing)
Eugnostos, Letter of yoog-nos’tuhs. Also known as Eugnostos the Blessed. A Gnostic document preserved in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC III, 3; a different version in V, 1). Composed in the form of a religious epistle, it describes an invisible, heavenly region that is the dwelling of the Father and three
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EUGNOSTOS, LETTER OF
EUGNOSTOS, LETTER OF. A non-Christian Gnostic tractate probably originating in Egypt in the later part of the 1st or 2nd cent. ce. Written in Sahidic Coptic, Eugnostos, likely the source for the Christian Gnostic tractate The Sophia of Jesus Christ, features a description of the nonvisible heavenly realm
JESUS CHRIST, SOPHIA OF
JESUS CHRIST, SOPHIA OF. The Sophia of Jesus Christ is extant in two manuscripts, one from Nag Hammadi (Codex III, 4:90, 14–119, 18) and the other from Papyrus Berolinensis 8502 (77, 8–127, 12). The text is a Christian elaboration of the Nag Hammadi tractate the Letter of Eugnostos (see EUGNOSTOS, LETTER