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Trimorphic Protennoia

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Estimated Range of Dating: 120-180 A.D.

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John D. Turner writes (The Nag Hammadi Library in English, pp. 511-522): "Trimorphic Protennoia ('The Three-formed [Divine] First Thought') is, in its form, a Barbeloite treatise which has undergone both Sethian and Christian revisions. It is roughly contemporaneous with The Apocryphon of John (mid-second century C.E.), which it resembles in certain interesting ways, and is distinguished by a number of striking parallels to the Fourth Gospel and especially its prologue."

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