The article sheds light on the figure of Abrasax, a term that appears in a large and unequal quantity of material: the heresiologists’ works, three texts from the Nag Hammadi library, the Greek magical papyri (Papyri Graecae magicae), magical gems, and tabellae. The lemma illustrates the value of the term in the heresiologist works of the Church Fathers, related to the figure of the Gnostic Basilides, in the Nag Hammadi texts, and in its magical use.

Abrasax / Fallica, Maria. - (2018). [10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000021].

Abrasax

Fallica, Maria
2018

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The article sheds light on the figure of Abrasax, a term that appears in a large and unequal quantity of material: the heresiologists’ works, three texts from the Nag Hammadi library, the Greek magical papyri (Papyri Graecae magicae), magical gems, and tabellae. The lemma illustrates the value of the term in the heresiologist works of the Church Fathers, related to the figure of the Gnostic Basilides, in the Nag Hammadi texts, and in its magical use.
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