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Ophites

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Gnostic sects who attached special importance to the serpent; it is not clear whether they were connected. Since the serpent induced Adam and Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge (Gen. 3),...

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Ophites and Naassenes

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

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 301 words.

*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...

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Ophites

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Gnostic sects who attached special importance to the serpent; it is not clear whether they were connected. Since the serpent induced Adam and Eve to eat of the tree of knowledge (Gen. 3),...

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Ophites

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 59 words.

Gnostic sects who attached special importance to the serpent; it is not clear whether they were connected. Since the serpent

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Ophites

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 59 words.

*Gnostic sects who attached special importance to the serpent; it is not clear whether they were connected. Since the

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Ophites

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 51 words.

(Gk., ophis, ‘serpent’).

A group of gnostic sects. According to them the wise serpent (Genesis 3. 14 f.) symbolized

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Ophites and Naassenes

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(Gk. ὄφις, Heb. , ‘serpent’). 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....

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Naasenes

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8 words.

(Heb., naḥash; a gnostic sect): see OPHITES.

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Naassenes

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 13 words.

A Gnostic sect similar to, if not identical with, the Ophites (q.v.).

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Naassenes

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 13 words.

A *Gnostic sect similar to, if not identical with, the *Ophites (q.v.).

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Naassenes

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(Heb. , ‘serpent’). A Gnostic sect described by Hippolytus (Haer. 5. 6–17). It has sometimes been held that the name represents the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek Ophites (q.v.).

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The Alternative Trinity

The late A. D. Nuttall.

July 1998; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 296 pages.

The Trinity of orthodox Christianity is harmonious. The Trinity for Blake is, conspicuously, not a happy family: the Father and the Son do not get on. It might be thought that so cumbersome...

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The Age of Satanism

Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis and Jesper Aa. Petersen.

in The Invention of Satanism

December 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9446 words.

The chapter deals with the history of Satanism in America. It examines claims of possible forerunners in the form of the Ophite Cultus Satanas, but concentrates on the period framed by the...

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