By Attilio Mastrocinque
Attilio Mastrocinque examines the intriquing hyperlink among magic and Gnosticism. there have been major the reason why Christian thinkers pointed out Gnosticism with magic: the truth that the roots of Gnosticisim lay within the Hellenistic Judaism inspired through the Chaldeans and the Magi, and the necessity felt via orthodox Christians to tell apart themselves from Christian Gnostics via proving that the latter have been magicians.
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Wheeler, Pennsylvania, University Park 2003, 69-82, seek to minimize the Hebrew There is an excellent expose in W. and H. G. Gundel , Astrologoumena, Wiesbaden 1966, 51 - 59, where there is a bibliography; cf. the recent vast work by K. von Stuckrad, Das Ringen urn die Astrologie (n. 245), esp. chapters 3- 7. 264 M. Smith, Observations on Hekhalot Rabbati , in: Biblical and other Studies, ed . by A. Altman, Cambridge/MA 1963, 142- 60. R. Lesses, Speaking with Angels: Jewish and Greco-Egyptian Revelatory Adjurations, HThR 89, 1996,41 - 60, part.
J. Festugiere, La revelation d'Hermes Trismegiste, in four volumes, Paris 1950- 53 , esp. Vol s. 3-4. 270 Fr. 56, 82 Zintzen. , VA IV 25 ; Just. , II apol. 6,6 (204 Wartelle); Kyranides I 13,74 Kaimaki s et passim ... Similarly in the defixio A. Audollent, Defixionum tabellae, Pari s 1904, no. 41 , A II , the operation is completed with "Hecate formulae and Jewish exorcisms". 272 PGM IV, 3084-5. 263 voces magicae. 60 A snake in the sky people turned to Hebraic tradition273 . In magic, non-Jewish divinities were sometimes attributed the characteristics of the Hebrew god 274 .
216), 173- 195, esp. 186; G. Filoramo, II risveglio della Gnosi ovvero diventare dio Bari 1990, 182- 189. ' 223 Apocryphon of John (NHC 11, 1; 1lI,1; IV, I; BG 8502,2) 14; Hypostasis of the Archons (NHC 11,4) 87; Origin of the World (NHC 11,5) 114 etc. § 18. The Jewish patriarchs and masters of astrology There was also contact between Babylonian traditions regarding the Flood, quoted by the Chaldean Berossos 226 , and Jewish traditions concerning Noah, which, given the very close narrative similarities, dated back to the common Mesopotamian origin of the saga 227 .