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With reference to a few patristic sources, recent scholarship uses the name “Sethians” to denote the hypothetical religious groups(s) behind gnostic mythological stories in which Adam’s son Seth figures more or less prominently as possessor of divine wi…

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Luttikhuizen, Gerard P., “Sethians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

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