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World, the mother of the evil demiurge, Yaldabaoth, sends her daughter, Zoe, who is called Eve, as an instructor to the demiurge's imperfect creation, Adam. When the demiurge and his archons learn that this luminous woman has endowed their modelled form with life, they become troubled and plan to rape

In: Novum Testamentum

. Since Touilleux’s publication, the Mother Goddess has been almost entirely neglected in scholarly treatments of this passage. Kuhn veered close to Cybele when he suggested that the depiction of the Harlot upon the beast recalled antecedent images of gods or goddesses riding beasts in the Greek and Roman

In: Novum Testamentum

. Nevertheless, the question form is the form which is used. Similar questions are uttered by Psyche of the "Amor and Psyche" tale in the central part of Apuleius' "Golden Ass." Psyche, having been rejected by Amor and relentlessly pursued by his jealous mother Venus, has turned to two other goddesses for help

In: Novum Testamentum

family. 19 The Roman collegium of Aesclepius and Hygeia ( cil 6.10234) did make provision for its two patrons, Salvia Marcellina and Aelius Zenon, designated as “mother” and “father” of the collegium respectively, to be present at the banquets and to receive, along with the quinquennalis , larger

In: Novum Testamentum

equation of the most-high God with sun imagery exerted tangible influence upon the HB. 1.2 Egyptian Bird Imagery Egyptian deities were frequently described as birds. Vultures, for example, were associated with goddesses (most famously Nekhbet, protector of Upper Egypt). 13 In Egyptian cosmology the gods

In: Novum Testamentum

:6]; Tryphaena and Tryphosa [Rom 16:12]; Rufus' mother [Rom 16:13]; an unnamed lady referred to as the sister of Nereus [Rom 16:15]; and Olympas [Rom 16:15]). The latter seven do not stand out as leaders. Mary is said to have worked hard among the churches (Rom 16:6); and the pair, Tryphaena and Tryphosa, are

In: Novum Testamentum

many diverse names. Thus the Phrygians, earliest of races, call me Pessinuntia, Mother of the Gods; thus the Athenians, sprung from their own soil, call me Cecropeian Minerva; and the sea-tossed Cyprians call me Paphian Venus, the archer Cretans Diana Dictynna, and the trilingual Sicilians Ortygian

In: Novum Testamentum

Anatolian Mother-goddess identified by the Greeks with Artemis,18° she may have dominated Ephesos with her cult and the fame of her temple; but as at any large, comopolitan city in antiquity a vast array of other gods and goddesses received a welcome here,181 representative among them being Attis and Men

In: Novum Testamentum
This volume, a tribute to John J. Collins by his friends, colleagues, and students, includes essays on the wide range of interests that have occupied John Collins’s distinguished career. Topics range from the ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism and beyond into early Christianity and rabbinic Judaism. The contributions deal with issues of text and interpretation, history and historiography, philology and archaeology, and more. The breadth of the volume is matched only by the breadth of John Collins’s own work.

the tree, a symbol that each iconographer nuances in relation to his or her own historical context and artistic traditions. First and foremost, the image serves as a symbol of the nurturing aspects of the divine, most often personified as the mother-goddess, and this remains its primary significance

In: The Tree of Life