Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Apocryphote of the Day: 5-21-08

O God,
you who are in the great eternal Aeons,
hear my voice.
Have mercy on me
and save me from evil.
Look upon me
and hear me in this forsaken place.
Let your ineffable light shine upon me...
Yea, Lord, help me.

The Revelation of Allogenes 61.18-62.7 (Tchacos Codex)

Commentary: I am calling this text The Revelation of Allogenes in order to clearly distinguish it from the Nag Hammadi book called Allogenes. Allogenes, the "stranger" in this world, is probably (the Aeon) Jesus, and he is the one calling out in this prayer.

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