The Gnostic story of Creation is twisted from even before Adam and Eve.
According to this doctrine, there is an unknowable being called the "True Father." He created a being called Sophia, but because Sophia was forbidden to know the True Father, she became angry and created a monstrous god named Yaldaboath or Yahweh (the most sacred Hebrew name for God).
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The notes may have been translated into Coptic in my opinion, a form of scribal shorthand or stenography, rather than a genuine language as a writing exercise for the scribes, rather than to faithfully preserve the materials.
This is hard to imagine, perhaps, and painful to admit.
But the awful fact is, these precious documents are appallingly shoddy, flawed, and incoherent.
There certainly seems to have been some interaction with other Gnostic movements forming in the early classical period.But even beyond the Messiah complex common in the media, other Gnostic themes are widespread in Hollywood, and we must be aware of the lessons we are being taught.Learn about these Gnostic themes in the movies in our next article This article is adapted from The Gnostic Gospel.The desert monks who may have understood precious little of what they were translating.We do not know anything about the condition of the Greek texts they used, or why they were charged to make these translations.One the most daunting problems posed by the Gnostic Coptic materials is the question of origins.Who wrote these documents, and where did the authors came from?It is exasperating to delve into this material with no concrete idea of its human origin in cultural, historical, or geographic terms.Even assuming that the Egyptian codices are translations of “original writings” by Gnostics who belonged to cults scattered around Egypt and the Near East, we are left in bafflement as to where the Gnostic movement originated in the first place.This being so, my educated guess is probably as good as anyone’s: I’d say the “originals” were rough notes taken by students in the Mystery Schools, or what remained of them.The notes may have been translated into Coptic — in my opinion, a form of scribal shorthand or stenography, rather than a genuine language — as a writing exercise for the scribes, rather than to faithfully preserve the materials.