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Thought Of Norea (NHC IX, 2) - Coptic Wiki


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, is a “saved savior” representing Gnostic humanity.

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