Euphrates (2)

Euphrates a heretic of the 2d century, was the founder of the sect of Ophites or Serpentarians, one of whose dogmas was, that the serpent by which our first parents were deceived was either Christ himself or Sophia (wisdom) concealed under that form, for which reason they paid a kind of divine honor to certain serpents kept for that purpose. In most points he adhered to the Oriental or Gnostic philosophy, of two opposite principles, with the aeons and other dreams of those sects. Origen did not consider the disciples of Euphrates as Christians, but as calumniators of Jesus Christ.

Bible concordance for EUPHRATES.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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