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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol III:
Tertullian: Part II: The Relative Positions of the Pleroma. The Region of Achamoth, and the Creation of the Demiurge. The Addition of Fire to the Various Elements and Bodies of Nature.

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Chapter XXIII.—The Relative Positions of the Pleroma. The Region of Achamoth, and the Creation of the Demiurge. The Addition of Fire to the Various Elements and Bodies of Nature.

Their most eminent powers, moreover, they confine within the following limits, as in a citadel. In the most elevated of all summits presides the tricenary Pleroma, 6836 Horos marking off its boundary line.  Beneath it, Achamoth occupies the intermediate space for her abode, 6837 treading down her son. For under her comes the Demiurge in his own Hebdomad, or rather the Devil, sojourning in this world in common with ourselves, formed, as has been said above, of the same elements p. 515 and the same body, out of the most profitable calamities of Sophia; inasmuch as, (if it had not been for these,) our spirit would have had no space for inhaling and ejecting 6838 air—that delicate vest of all corporeal creatures, that revealer of all colours, that instrument of the seasons—if the sadness of Sophia had not filtered it, just as her fear did the animal existence, and her conversion the Demiurge himself. Into all these elements and bodies fire was fanned.  Now, since they have not as yet explained to us the original sensation of this 6839 in Sophia, I will on my own responsibility 6840 conjecture that its spark was struck out of the delicate emotions 6841 of her (feverish grief). For you may be quite sure that, amidst all her vexations, she must have had a good deal of fever. 6842



Above, in chap. viii., he has mentioned the Pleroma as “the fulness of the thirtyfold divinity.”













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