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Ophites and Naassenes

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Third edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199566716
Ophites and Naassenes

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*Gnostic sects which derived their names from the special importance which they attached to the serpent; it is not entirely clear whether they were connected. The Ophites (or Ophians) are mentioned by ...

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Subjects: Christianity

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