Wednesday, June 26, 2013

χρηστός is Rendered Exclusively in the Nag Hammadi treatise on the Resurrection

It is also possible that, as in other Gnostic contexts, the name "Christ" is rendered exclusively with χρηστός in Treat. Res. (43.37; 48.19; 50.1) in order to avoid any association of the true Savior with the Creator God or with a fleshly human being [James Robinson, The Coptic Gnostic Library: A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Volume 3, p. 193]

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