Trimorphic Protennoia

Estimated Range of Dating: 120-180 A.D.

Chronological List of Early Christian Writings
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English Translation by John D. Turner
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James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library in English (San Francisco, CA: HarperCollins 1990), pp. 511-522.
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John D. Turner writes (The Nag Hammadi Library in English, pp. 511-522): “Trimorphic Protennoia (‘The Three-formed [Divine] First Thought’) is, in its form, a Barbeloite treatise which has undergone both Sethian and Christian revisions. It is roughly contemporaneous with The Apocryphon of John (mid-second century C.E.), which it resembles in certain interesting ways, and is distinguished by a number of striking parallels to the Fourth Gospel and especially its prologue.”

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