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Re: orion Gnosticism

At 06:16 PM 11/4/97 -0600, you wrote:

>    I have not read Ringgren.  Could you give me the reference?

H. Ringgren- "The Faith of Qumran".

>Wouldn't it be more likely that there are Essenic/Therepeutae
>influences on Gnosticism?  At least Xian Gnosticism?

Not if gnosticism (in some form) predated these sects.



Jim West
Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology