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The parable of the sower in Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, Luke 8:4-15, and Gospel of Thomas 9- According to the parable, seed that is sown and lands on rock cannot take root and thus cannot produce heads of grain. Or, "race," as above. Or, "Wisdom," that part of the divine, in gnostic tradition, that falls through a lapse of wisdom and is eventually restored to the fullness of the divine once again. Sophia is often personified as a female figure in Jewish and Christian litetature, and she plays a central role in many gnostic texts, including Sethian texts.

Probably the other disciples are also included in this discussion. 126 Plural. 127 Again, Coptic, from Greek, gnosis. 128 This passage suggests that gnosis, or knowledge, is given to Adam and thus to humanity. The way in which Adam and humanity come to possess knowledge is explained in detail in other gnostic texts, including Sethian texts, and in these texts it is asserted that humanity has knowledge but the megalomaniacal rulers of this world do not. 129 Here and in subsequent text, the Coptic word alethos (from Greek) is used rather than hamen, as earlier in the text.

He was thus offered the opportunity to participate in these negotiations, while also contributing to the search for the funds needed to make the purchase. The Californian's answer was affirmative. Unable to go himself, Robinson sent in his place Stephen Emmel, one of his best students, along with $50,000 for the intended purchase. That sum, along with the additional moneys available to Koenen and Freedman, was certainly substantial, but it was not even close to the amount required by Hanna for his "three" manuscripts.

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