Zostrianos — Part C (Zostrianos_C)
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Zostrianos — Part C

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ⲛϥϫⲓ ⲙ ⲡⲟⲩⲟⲉⲓⲛ ϣⲁϥϣⲱⲡⲉ ⲛ

it is enlightened, and it will become


ⲟⲩⲫⲩⲥⲓⲥ· ⲁⲩⲱ ⲙ ⲡⲉⲓ̈ⲣⲏⲧⲉ1

(a part of) nature (φύσις). Thus

ϣⲁϥⲉⲓ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ̈ ⲉⲩϫⲡⲟ ⲉⲧⲃⲏⲏⲧϥ2

(this type) comes down to birth because of it


ⲁⲩⲱ ϣⲁϥⲣ ⲁⲧ⸌ϣⲁϫⲉ ⲉⲧ̣ⲃⲉ̣ ⲛ̣[ⲓ-]

and is speechless because of the pains

ⲙⲕⲟⲟϩ· ⲙⲛ ϯⲙⲛ[ⲧ]ⲁ̣ⲧⲛ [ⲁ]ⲣ̣ⲏ̣[ϫϥ]3

and the infiniteness


ⲛⲧⲉ ϯϩⲩⲗⲏ· ⲉ̣ⲩ̣[ⲛⲧ]ⲁϥ [ⲛ] ⲟⲩϭⲟ̣ⲙ

of matter (ὕλη). Although it possesses an

ⲛ ϣⲁ ⲉⲛⲉϩ ⲙ̣[ⲙ…

Cite this page
“Zostrianos — Part C (Zostrianos_C)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004228900_cgl_aZostrianos_C>
First published online: 2012

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