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Clement Of Alexandria, Excerpts From Theodotus, 23


nanThe followers of Valentinus say that Jesus is the Paraclete, because he has come full of the Aeons, having come forth from the whole. For Christ left behind Sophia, who had put him forth, and going into the Pleroma, asked for help for Sophia, who was left outside; and Jesus was put forth by the good will of the Aeons as a Paraclete for the Aeon which had passed. In the type of the Paraclete, Paul became the Apostle of the Resurrection. Immediately after the Lord's Passion he also was sent to preach. Therefore he preached the Saviour from both points of view: as begotten and passible for the sake of those on the left, because, being able to know him, they are afraid of him in this position, and in spiritual wise from the Holy Spirit and a virgin, as the angels on the right know him. For each one knows the Lord after his own fashion, and not all in the same way. 'The Angels of the little ones' that is, of the elect who will be in the same inheritance and perfection, 'behold the face of the Father.' And perhaps the Face is now the Son, and now as much of that comprehension of the Father as they perceive who have been instructed by the Son. But the rest of the Father is unknown.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 109.1 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

109.1. לַמְנַצֵּחַ לְדָוִד מִזְמוֹר אֱלֹהֵי תְהִלָּתִי אַל־תֶּחֱרַשׁ׃ 109.1. וְנוֹעַ יָנוּעוּ בָנָיו וְשִׁאֵלוּ וְדָרְשׁוּ מֵחָרְבוֹתֵיהֶם׃ 109.1. For the Leader. A Psalm of David. O God of my praise, keep not silence;"
2. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 2.6, 6.12 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.6. We speak wisdom, however, among those who are fullgrown; yet a wisdom not of this world, nor of the rulers of this world,who are coming to nothing. 6.12. All things are lawful for me," but not all thingsare expedient. "All things are lawful for me," but I will not bebrought under the power of anything.
3. New Testament, Luke, 3.22 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.22. and the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily form as a dove on him; and a voice came out of the sky, saying "You are my beloved Son. In you I am well pleased.
4. New Testament, Matthew, 3.16 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.16. Jesus, when he was baptized, went up directly from the water: and behold, the heavens were opened to him. He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming on him.
5. Clement of Alexandria, Extracts From The Prophets, 24, 42-44, 51-65, 19 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

6. Clement of Alexandria, Excerpts From Theodotus, 1.1, 22.1, 22.6-22.7, 23.2, 23.5, 26.1, 32.2-32.3, 35.1, 41.1-41.2, 43.1-43.65, 45.2, 47.3, 48.2, 50.1, 56.2-56.3, 59.2-59.3, 61.6, 62.1, 67.1, 73.1, 76.1, 77.2, 80.3 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7. Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies, 5.35.1, 7.17 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

8. Hippolytus, Refutation of All Heresies, 6.35.6 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

9. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.4.1, 1.7.2, 1.11.1, 1.21.2-1.21.3, 1.30.2-1.30.3, 1.30.12 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

12. Tertullian, Against Marcion, 3.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3.5. These preliminary remarks I have ventured to make at this first step of the discussion and while the conflict is, as it were, from a distance. But inasmuch as I shall now from this point have to grapple with my opponent on a distinct issue and in close combat, I perceive that I must advance even here some lines, at which the battle will have to be delivered; they are the Scriptures of the Creator. For as I shall have to prove that Christ was from the Creator, according to these (Scriptures), which were afterwards accomplished in the Creator's Christ, I find it necessary to set forth the form and, so to speak, the nature of the Scriptures themselves, that they may not distract the reader's attention by being called into controversy at the moment of their application to subjects of discussion, and by their proof being confounded with the proof of the subjects themselves. Now there are two conditions of prophetic announcement which I adduce, as requiring the assent of our adversaries in the future stages of the discussion. One, that future events are sometimes announced as if they were already passed. For it is consistent with Deity to regard as accomplished facts whatever It has determined on, because there is no difference of time with that Being in whom eternity itself directs a uniform condition of seasons. It is indeed more natural to the prophetic divination to represent as seen and already brought to pass, even while forseeing it, that which it foresees; in other words, that which is by all means future. As for instance, in Isaiah: I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks (I exposed) to their hands. I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For whether it was Christ even then, as we hold, or the prophet, as the Jews say, who pronounced these words concerning himself, in either case, that which as yet had not happened sounded as if it had been already accomplished. Another characteristic will be, that very many events are figuratively predicted by means of enigmas and allegories and parables, and that they must be understood in a sense different from the literal description. For we both read of the mountains dropping down new wine, Joel 3:18 but not as if one might expect must from the stones, or its decoction from the rocks; and also hear of a land flowing with milk and honey, but not as if you were to suppose that you would ever gather Samian cakes from the ground; nor does God, forsooth, offer His services as a water-bailiff or a farmer when He says, I will open rivers in a land; I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the box-tree. In like manner, when, foretelling the conversion of the Gentiles, He says, The beasts of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls, He surely never meant to derive His fortunate omens from the young of birds and foxes, and from the songsters of marvel and fable. But why enlarge on such a subject? When the very apostle whom our heretics adopt, interprets the law which allows an unmuzzled mouth to the oxen that tread out the grain, not of cattle, but of ourselves; 1 Corinthians 9:9 and also alleges that the rock which followed (the Israelites) and supplied them with drink was Christ; teaching the Galatians, moreover, that the two narratives of the sons of Abraham had an allegorical meaning in their course; and to the Ephesians giving an intimation that, when it was declared in the beginning that a man should leave his father and mother and become one flesh with his wife, he applied this to Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:31-32
13. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 6.38 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

14. Nag Hammadi, The Tripartite Tractate, 77.11-77.31, 80.14, 81.19-81.25 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

15. Epiphanius, Panarion, 30.16.6-30.16.9 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeons Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
baptism, of jesus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
baptism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
bythos Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 34
christ Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 34, 96, 103
clement of alexandria Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210; Schliesser et al., Alexandria: Hub of the Hellenistic World (2021) 424
coptic Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210
cosmology Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
demiurge Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220; Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 103
descent, of savior Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
ekklesia Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 34
elkasaites Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
essenes Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
fall, of sophia Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
gnosis Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210, 220
heracleon Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
horos, boundary, cross Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 96
image (εἰκών) Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
irenaeus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210
jesus Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 96, 103
marcion Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
mary, mother of jesus Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 103
nag hammadi Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210
origen Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
origen of alexandria Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
paul Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
philo of alexandria Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210
pleroma Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
prayer Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
savior, christ Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
savior Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
seed Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
septuagint Schliesser et al., Alexandria: Hub of the Hellenistic World (2021) 424
sophia Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 96
sophia prounikos Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 34
sophias partner' Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 96
soul Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
spirit, in humanity Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
sympathy Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220
tertullian Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
theodotus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210, 220; Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
theudas Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
valentinians, valentinianism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 210, 220
valentinus Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 421
wisdom Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 220