From: Mary Pendergraft (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 10 1999 - 12:32:15 EDT
The _e_ of this transliteration represents eta. Your intuition was right: the word
Wake Forest University
Benjamin Raymond wrote:
> I am having some difficulty finding a lexical entry for a term that seems
> to appear in Ptolemaeus' "Letter to Flora", as printed in Werner Foerster's
> _Gnosis: A Selection of Gnostic Texts_, Vol. I (Oxford, 1972).
> There is a footnote at Epiphanius, Panarion XXXIII 7, 4 (at least, I think
> that numbering is correct) in this phrase:
> 4. But in fact he is the Fashioner (20) and Maker of this entire universe
> and of what is in it. He is different from these two realities and since
> he stands in the midst between them, he rightly bears the name 'Middle'.
> At the bottom of the page is the note:
> (20) Greek demiurgo/s
> The / being an acute accent on an otherwise english transliteration.
> Any clue where I might a lexical entry? Neither BAGD nor Liddell-Scott
> (newest) seem to have a reference, which strikes me as odd since the term
> seems to have made its way into the english language. I have had no luck
> with the Perseus site either.
> Thanks in advance,
> Benjamin F. Raymond, B.Min.
> Boston University School of Theology
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> Allston, MA 02134
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