Anthropos Ἄνθρωπος
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I. Name

One designation, with or without qualification, of the highest being in many gnostic systems: quae est super omnia virtus, et continet omnia, Anthropos vocatur (Irenaeus, Adv. haer. 1.12.4). The name draws attention to the direct or indirect link between supreme divinity and humanity, esp. the ‘unwavering race’, thanks to which redemption from the world created by theArchons is possible. The name Anthropos signifies that God is the prototype of Man (anthropos), because man is made, dire…

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R. L. Gordon, “Anthropos Ἄνθρωπος”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 17 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Anthropos>



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