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Basilides
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Basilides,, 2nd century

Basilides was a free Christian teacher who presumably lived and taught in Alexandria during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (cf. Jerome, Chronicle, 201, 1f Helm). He had a son who became his disciple, Isidore. The ancient evidence about Basilides and his school can be divided into three groups: 1. the fragments and testimonies preserved by → Clement of Alex…

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Löhr, Winrich A., “Basilides”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_038>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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