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δημιουργός (dēmiourgós, latinized demiurgus δήμιος


« on: January 30, 2015, 12:31:01 am »

Angels

Psalms 82:1 describes a plurality of gods (ʼelōhim), which an older version in the Septuagint calls the “assembly of the gods”, although it does not indicate that these gods were co-actors in creation. Philo had inferred from the expression, "Let us make man," of Genesis that God had used other beings as assistants in the creation of man, and he explains in this way why man is capable of vice as well as virtue, ascribing the origin of the latter to God, of the former to His helpers in the work of creation.[13]

The earliest Gnostic sects ascribe the work of creation to angels, some of them using the same passage in Genesis.[14] So Irenaeus tells[15] of the system of Simon Magus,[16] of the system of Menander,[17] of the system of Saturninus, in which the number of these angels is reckoned as seven, and[18] of the system of Carpocrates. In the report of the system of Basilides,[19] we are told that our world was made by the angels who occupy the lowest heaven; but special mention is made of their chief, who is said to have been the God of the Jews, to have led that people out of the land of Egypt, and to have given them their law. The prophecies are ascribed not to the chief but to the other world-making angels.

The Latin translation, confirmed by Hippolytus,[20] makes Irenaeus state that according to Cerinthus (who shows Ebionite influence), creation was made by a power quite separate from the Supreme God and ignorant of Him. Theodoret,[21] who here copies Irenaeus, turns this into the plural number “powers,” and so Epiphanius[22] represents Cerinthus as agreeing with Carpocrates in the doctrine that the world was made by angels.
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