Thought Of Norea (NHC IX, 2)

THOUGHT OF NOREA (NHC IX, 2)

A Sethian Gnostic text of only 52 lines introduced by a series of hymnic invocations of the Sethian Gnostic triad of Father, Mother, and Son, put into the mouth of Norea, sister-consort of Seth. No title is preserved; the current one is based on a phrase found toward the end of the tractate. In the text, Norea is a “saved savior” representing Gnostic humanity.

The text shows some contact with another tractate in which Norea is prominent, the Hypostasis of the (NHC II, 4). Extant only in Coptic, Norea was originally in Greek, probably in late second- or early third-century Egypt.

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