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Norea, Thought of
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Norea (NHC IX,2) is a short poetic writing which has come to us in Codex IX of the Nag Hammadi writings. The text appears without a title. It was called Thought of Norea after an expression in the last lines of the text. This is somewhat misleading because the “thought” (noēsis) of Norea does not represent the actual content of the writing. The Berliner Arbeitskreis has therefore named the text Die Ode über Norea, which reflects better its genre and content. M. Roberge published his edition of t…

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Brankaer, Johanna, “Norea, Thought of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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