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Hypsiphrone
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A noncanonical, fragmentary treatise; part of the Nag Hammadi collection. Hypsiphrone is the fourth and final text in Codex XI found near Nag Hammadi. The text claims to follow the title character’s descent down and her experiences. This likely gnostic work was never widely authoritative during the early church period.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hypsiphrone
Hypsiphrone A noncanonical, fragmentary treatise; part of the Nag Hammadi collection. Hypsiphrone is the fourth and final text in Codex XI found near Nag Hammadi. The text claims to follow the title character’s descent down and her experiences. This likely gnostic work was never widely authoritative
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hypsiphrone
HYPSIPHRONE (NHC XI,4). Hypsiphrone, which means “high-minded one” or perhaps “she of exalted thought,” is the fourth and last treatise of Codex XI of the Coptic Library from Nag Hammadi (NHC XI,4: 69.23–72.35). It presently consists of four large and two small fragments containing the lower portions
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Hypsiphrone
Hypsiphrone. The last tractate in the Nag Hammadi Library (NHC XI, 4). It purports to record certain visions revealed to Hypsiphrone (“High-minded Woman”), and includes a first-person description of her descent into the world. Since only a few fragmentary paragraphs are preserved, it is difficult to
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HYPSIPHRONE
HYPSIPHRONE. Hypsiphrone is a fragmentary treatise in the Nag Hammadi library recounting Hypsiphrone’s (“the high-minded one”) revelations during her descent from a virginal state into the material world. See NAG HAMMADI TEXTS.