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Nag Hammadi, The Gospel Of Truth, 43.10-43.14
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1. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

29e. constructed Becoming and the All. He was good, and in him that is good no envy ariseth ever concerning anything; and being devoid of envy He desired that all should be, so far as possible, like unto Himself. Tim. This principle, then, we shall be wholly right in accepting from men of wisdom as being above all the supreme originating principle of Becoming and the Cosmos.
2. Philo of Alexandria, On Dreams, 1.67 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1.67. Perhaps, however, the historian, by this allegorical form of expression, does not here mean by his expression, "place," the Cause of all things; but the idea which he intends to convey may be something of this sort; --he came to the place, and looking up with his eyes he saw the very place to which he had come, which was a very long way from the God who may not be named nor spoken of, and who is in every way incomprehensible. XII.
3. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.11.1, 1.27.1 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4. Maximus of Tyre, Dialexeis, 11.8-11.12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Numenius of Apamea, Fragments, 12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Anon., Pistis Sophia, 3.131 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

8. Nag Hammadi, A Valentinian Exposition, 37.20-37.35, 40.18-40.19 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

9. Nag Hammadi, The Gospel of Truth, 33.34, 40.27, 43.11-43.14 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10. Nag Hammadi, The Hypostasis of The Archons, 96.19-96.27, 96.32, 97.5-97.9 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

11. Nag Hammadi, The Tripartite Tractate, 53.6, 54.12-54.16, 54.19-54.21, 54.23 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

12. Origen, Against Celsus, 7.42 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.42. Celsus next refers us to Plato as to a more effective teacher of theological truth, and quotes the following passage from the Tim us: It is a hard matter to find out the Maker and Father of this universe; and after having found Him, it is impossible to make Him known to all. To which he himself adds this remark: You perceive, then, how divine men seek after the way of truth, and how well Plato knew that it was impossible for all men to walk in it. But as wise men have found it for the express purpose of being able to convey to us some notion of Him who is the first, the unspeakable Being - a notion, namely; which may represent Him to us through the medium of other objects - they endeavour either by synthesis, which is the combining of various qualities, or by analysis, which is the separation and setting aside of some qualities, or finally by analogy - in these ways, I say, they endeavour to set before us that which it is impossible to express in words. I should therefore be surprised if you could follow in that course, since you are so completely wedded to the flesh as to be incapable of seeing ought but what is impure. These words of Plato are noble and admirable; but see if Scripture does not give us an example of a regard for mankind still greater in God the Word, who was in the beginning with God, and who was made flesh, in order that He might reveal to all men truths which, according to Plato, it would be impossible to make known to all men, even after he had found them himself. Plato may say that it is a hard thing to find out the Creator and Father of this universe; by which language he implies that it is not wholly beyond the power of human nature to attain to such a knowledge as is either worthy of God, or if not, is far beyond that which is commonly attained (although if it were true that Plato or any other of the Greeks had found God, they would never have given homage and worship, or ascribed the name of God, to any other than to Him: they would have abandoned all others, and would not have associated with this great God objects which can have nothing in common with Him). For ourselves, we maintain that human nature is in no way able to seek after God, or to attain a clear knowledge of Him without the help of Him whom it seeks. He makes Himself known to those who, after doing all that their powers will allow, confess that they need help from Him, who discovers Himself to those whom He approves, in so far as it is possible for man and the soul still dwelling in the body to know God.
13. Origen, On First Principles, 4.4.1 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
achamoth, seed of Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
achamoth Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
aeons Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
angels, saviors bodyguard Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
archons, created by demiurge Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
body Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
demiurge, creates in ignorance Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
demiurge, made man Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
demiurge, salvation Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
demiurge Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
father, fatherhood Albrecht, The Divine Father: Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity (2014) 355
fire, made from achamoths ignorance Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
flesh, adams garment of skin Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
gnosis' Albrecht, The Divine Father: Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity (2014) 355
heaven, multiple heavens Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
hebdomad Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
incarnation/sojourn/coming of christ (ἐνανθρώπησις, ἐνδημία, ἔνσαρκος παρουσία), and see under body intermediate region Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
man/man, inner/spiritual man Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
man/man Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
matter Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
mother/mother, achamoth/(lower) sophia Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
mother/mother, dwells in the eighth heaven Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
powers Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
prophets, see under adam, christ, law providence Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
savior/advocate, valentinian Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
seed, of achamoth sown through the demiurge Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
soulish Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
spirit/spirits, achamoth is spiritual Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
spirit/spirits, man Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
spirit/spirits, see trinity spiritual Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
spirit/spirits Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189
wisdom/sophia, achamoth Williams, Williams, The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis: Book I: (Sects 1-46) (2009) 189