Glossary for Understanding Gnostic Scriptures Codices

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A – the letter 'A' in the Hebrew alphabet and the numeral one, in the Hebrew number system 'A' represents the 'First'.  This is the same 'First' mentioned in "Genesis" 1:1 and also One being the Resurrection.  Yâhuwshúa` when He was at the physical age of five in "The Infancy Gospel of Thomas" He refused any further teaching from Jewish teachers when they proved unable to explain the higher meaning of this letter.

Abel – in the "Secret Book of John" "Abel" is also the pen name of a demon.

Aberamenthō In the Second Book of the Savior "Pistis Sophia"  'aberamenthō' is a Coptic name-substitute for Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`.

Abrasax - Greek Αβραξας - in demonology abrasax is a title for a demon.


Achamoth chokmâh   (וְחַוָּ֥ה א ISO 259 ḥoḵmah or khok-maw') is the Ivríyth ("Biblical Hebrew") word rendered as "wisdom" in English bible versions (LXX σοφία sophia is Greek) - The codices describe an upper and lower Sophia.  The Lower Sophia is called Achamoth.  According to "The First Apocalypse of James", Achamoth’s mother is Sophia: “Sophia (...) is the mother of Achamoth.” ("First Apocalypse of James") See Sophia.

Adam  â´thâm in Ivríyth (אָדָ֥ם) "Hebrew" ἄδαμος Greek “dirt-man”.   There is much disparity and debate among scholars over the significance of the word ‘adam’ because its root word indicates this word is not a proper noun/name as it was first used in 1 Moshéh ("Genesis") as a descriptive adjective to mean ‘dirt-man’.  In Ivríyth (“Hebrew”)-noun, ’â ´thâ m  is widely used throughout pre-Advent scriptures to mean both male and female beings or mankind ("human being").  Etymology of the word ‘a-dam m אדם ‘dm  most directly in Ivríyth language is rooted in the meaning ‘to produce’ or ‘begin to produce’ from where adam comes from, which denotes ‘product’ or ‘likeness’ from soil the same root that covers redness.   In properly translated scriptures we find that the first created dirt-man was originally referred as ‘ha-a-dam’ which renders 'the dirt-man' in the English language.


Most of the establishment is unaware of this and capitalizes it as though it were a proper name, but knowing more history from scriptures, we do not capitalize this generic term, ’â´thâm, which relates to the redness of the dirt used by the adversary.  Note also that the masculine noun דם (dam) means blood ('redness') and codices refer to the Savior as the "Enlightened Person of Blood'.


The backstory: in god-‘ariel’s material sub-creation: he and his collaborators managed to form an image out of dirt intending to give it life.  They imprisoned the lights they stole, to have authority over the lights and to control them by riding them; but the adversary was tricked into exhausting his only breath of Life into it, and the dirt-man became superior to the adversary and his collaborators.  So the adversary, in his envy, decided to make them fall, exploiting their ignorance, by convincing the dirt-man and his female complementary being, causing-life (chauwâ´h) [usually distorted to “Eve”] – through his serpent – of the Lie: that the name which opens our eyes (vision-sources) is “Yehuwthâ´h” [usually distorted to “Judah”, “Judas”, “Jew”, “Judea”], when in reality, that name is Yâhuwshúa`, the Oath of the Word of Yâ-hwéh.

Adamas â´thâmah in Ivríyth ("Hebrew") אדמה Ancient Greek - ἀδάμας – the word 'adamah' is of Semitic roots translatable as hard "ground or earth" in the codices when referred to the Savior it is used as 'Incorruptible" or 'Perfect (dirt) Man'.  The second declension in Greek for adamas is a valuable stone, and the third declension is 'hardest metal' diamond or probably steel ("Man of Steel" the accuser's word-play in "superman" for himself).  Keep in mind that Yâhuwshúa` is the Rock not forged by hands.

Adultery – In the codices "The Gospel of Philip", "Exegesis of the Soul", "The Paraphrase of Shem",  "The Testimony of Truth", and the “Gospel of Mary”, tells us that alienation from Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa` is ‘adultery’ and it also implies that improper attachment to the dirt-body is also “adultery”.   Man make “sin”, our Savior says, when we turn away from Him and are overcome by ignorance and erroneous passions.  Inflaming the flesh is also spiritual adultery against the Marriage Chamber.  The first passion to come out of the water (“Jordan”) is ‘adultery’ because it was the “son” of the serpent.  (“The Gospel of Phillip”).  Intercourse or rubbing between those unlike each other is adultery.  The Savior points out that there is no such thing as ‘error’ alone “you yourselves are what produces sin when you act in accordance with the nature of adultery, which is called error. 


Adamantine land in the codices adamantine land is not only steel-like or diamond-like in its heavenly character; it also may derive from the realm of heavenly adamas.

Aeon – αἰών aión - Greek Strong's #165 depending on the context, this term lends itself to several meanings: "eternal dimension", "immeasurable period of time"  (to not be confused with father-time, satan) 'age' (n) and eternal One or eternal ones (adj) as we see used in Gnostic scriptures [The Tripartite Tractate, The Three Steles of Seth, and The Apocalypse of Peter] for aeons are beings that are emanated, often in pairs, or syzygies from the Father of the All.  The Ivríyth ("Hebrew") equivalent is #5769 ` עוֹלָם `owlam, regrettably certain scriptures translations frequently mistranslate aión as "world" "ever" or "eternity".  Many times "for ever" or "for eternity" should be translated "for the age".

Alien – (adj) c. 1300, "strange, foreign," from Old French alien "strange, foreign;" as a noun, "an alien, stranger, foreigner," from Latin alienus "of or belonging to another, not one's own, foreign, strange," (noun) "foreigner, citizen of a foreign land," early 14c. - A stranger is not necessarily a foreigner, although a foreigner is highly likely to be a stranger.   The codices state that an 'alien' is a non-resident to the material cosmos of satan and are temporarily outside the dimension of Light.

the All –  in the Gnostic writings, the Coptic word Ptēr  f, which scholars frequently (mis)translate as "everything" or "the universe," takes on a special meaning in the codices as a two-letter word: the All.  The All refers to the entirety of the dimension of the Light.  The All is a complete number of emanations who came from the First, the Father.  The word "universe" is coded as the All because "universe" emerged from a Latin term meaning All turn into One.  Whenever we read that 'First Thought' dwells within the All, in particular, it refers to the 'Elect.'  Because those beings outside of the Father, in the lower regions, return to non-existence (to their source, satan).   The Father waits for His complete perfect number to come to exist (life) again, in the lowest regions ('earth').  The All are contained within the Father -“He is an incomprehensible One, but it is He who comprehends the All.  He receives them to Himself.  And nothing exists outside of Him.  But the All exist within Him.  And He is a boundary to the All, as He encloses All, and they are All within Him. It is He who is Father of the eternal ones ('aeons'), existing before them All.  There is no place outside of Him.” (Text in the Bruce Codex).  “It is through Me alone (Protennoia) that the All stands firm.  I am the Womb that gives shape to the All by giving birth to the Light that shines in splendor.” (Trimorphic Protennoia).  Therefore, the teaching that "All," including beasts, goats, demons, etc., who hate Him and are outside the Father of Light, would also be saved by Him as mistranslated "1 Timothy 2:3-14" states, is entirely incorrect.   


Amen ‘âmën in Ivríyth ("Hebrew") Strong's H543  אָמֵן Greek Strong's# 281 ἀμήν from the root word Strong's H539 to mean: believe, assurance, faithful, sure, established, trust, verified, stedfast, continuance, and father.  Our Father, Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa,` is the Surety.  He is the Established One whom satan tries to usurp, even to this day.  Many have stumbled on this word ‘âmën which was personified by Egyptian deities in subterfuge to cause many to worship them.  Such are the names of Pharaohs Amenhotep, Tutankhamen who spoke Middle Egyptian dialect; from which the modern Coptic language is derived, still spoken by Copts (Egyptian Christians) who live in desolate neglected villages in Egypt and facing daily surge in sectarian attacks, with increased instances of violence and threats from Muslim neighbors.   Copts' language is the latest stage of the ancient Egyptian language, the ancestor of the current Coptic alphabet being the Egyptian hieroglyphs.  However, Paleo-Hebrew is much older than Egyptian, review this chart here.   Some skeptics allege that the Hebrew customs to use 'amen' at the end of the prayer arose from these or other pagan sources; this is not so because the worship of Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa` and the Hebrew early alphabet preceded every other language and ethnic group on earth.  The people of Egypt who worship sun-deities (satan) were the sons of Ham (Ham was a son of Noach) and from creation to Noach everyone spoke Hebrew and worshiped Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`.  Keep in mind that Ham -> fathered Kuwsh who fathered -> Nimrod who built the tower of Bavel and established sodom and amorah.


Androgynous androgynous – the “androgyne” union repairs the damage of the separation of male and female, which occurred when the female element fell into matter, according to the Second Book of the Savior “Pistis Sophia”.  This separation led to death.  When causing life (“eve”) and dirt-man (“adam”) were created to fall by the serpent, separated into two different beings, they fell into ignorance and death.  All beings in the upper aeons (eternal beings) are androgynous envoys (“angels”), both containing the Father and the Mother, except Achamoth (death), who is female from a female: “Achamoth (…) is female from a female.” (First Revelation of Yaaqóv)


Their Division:
In the Apocalypse of Adam, dirt-man ("adam") explains to his son seth that he and his consort resembled the envoys (i.e. that they both contained the Father and Mother) but that the adversary ‘divided them in wrath’, making them two separate beings (male and female).  The One or ‘Parent’ is both Mother and Father.  First Thought: “I am androgynous. I am Mother (and) I am Father, since I (am)  joined with myself.  I am paired with those who love me, and it is through me alone that the All stands firm.  I am the Womb that gives shape to the All by giving birth to the Light that shines in splendor.” (Trimorphic Protennoia)


Angel(s) - The term "angel" is an inaccurate transliteration of the Greek term aggelos, a Greek translation for the `Ivríyth ("Hebrew") term מַלאָ֥ך   mal’â´kh, which means extensions or reflection of the One, Yâhuwshúa`, as a representative or messenger of His on earth.  In our translation, we considered the term "envoy" to best incorporate these concepts.  We learn from the Gnostic codices that there exists extensions of Yâhuwshúa` (from the highest heavens), here on earth paired with their envoys and therefore are androgynous beings since the envoy is male and the nephesh is female.  There are also extensions of satan misidentified in the codices as “envoys” but are in fact demons, since these emanated out of the lowest region. 

Animal(s) – here we come across a word with a preferencial translation according to the interpreter’s (mis) understanding.  Please review the Strong’s reference for ‘animal’ and ‘soul’ here.  Etymology (early 14c., ) tells us this referes to "any sentient living creature" (including dirt-man), from Latin animale "living being, being which breathes," noun use of neuter of animalis (adj.) "animate, living; of the air," from anima "breath, soul; a current of air" (from PIE root *ane- "to breathe;" compare deer).”  The word “animal” is a rare word in English before c. 1600, and not found in the first English translation of the Bible (KJV 1611 Edition, William Tyndale).  The Latin word ‘anima’ meaning “breath, soul” that gave us “animal” has given us other words. The English adjective animate meaning “alive” comes from the Latin verb animare, meaning “to give life to,” which in turn came from anima (animal).  


The gnostic codices tells us that a dirt-man contains an animal “nephesh” and that dogs, cats and other lower species are a “nephesh”- animal.   In general, all beings belonging to the lower regions are animals, this includes all pets and shadows (those in uninhabited dirt-bodies).  The archons (greys/demons) who are the makers of the material world also have the form of animals - Apocryphon of John & Interpretation of Knowledge.  The remainder of the non-chosen are the unredeemed, or those of the material race, who are called ‘beasts’ worship animals.  Gospel of Philip & Authoritative Teaching.   

Anoint (n)ἀλείφω aleíphō G#218 To anoint is to pour or smear with perfumed oil, milk, water, or other substances, a process employed ritually by many religions.  It can also be seen as a spiritual mode of ridding persons and things of dangerous influences, as of demons believed to be or to cause disease.  Unction is another term for anointing.  The word is known in English since c. 1303, deriving from Old French enoint "smeared on", pp. of enoindre "smear on", itself from Latin inunguere, from in- "on" + unguere "to smear." Originally 'anoint' only referred to grease or oil smeared on for medicinal purpose.  Mention here that the best way to describe it in the case of Yahuwshua, was to use a material explanation for something spiritual because His anointing consisted of living water or light-water from above, which had come down from the Father of the Light of highest regions in a form of a winged-creature ("dove").  There is fire within the watery substance which anointed Yahuwshua and rested within Him as a garment.  It is written, whoever is anointed has everything: resurrection, light cross Pure Spirit.  The Father gives all of this to a person in a Bridal Chamber.

At the time of Yahuwshua the Jews had used the term moshiach ("anointed") to refer to their expected deliverer.  The Post-advent scriptures states that the long-awaited Messiah had come and describes Him as "Christ" in MattithYahuw.

The Greek meaning of “anoint” is made up of two words: chrio which means “to smear or rub oil”, and aleipho, which means “to anoint.

Anthropos – the Greek term, is used to translate `Ivríyth (Hebrew) ’âthâ´m, meaning “dirt-man” whereas Greek aner is used to translate `Ivríyth (Hebrew) ’iysh “existent-man”.  Where one finds anthropos in the place of ’iysh are where it formerly said ’âthâ´m.   Because of those alterations, lexicon definitions of anthropos became muddled.

The term ’âthâ´m is not a proper name of one person and should be reckoned as a common noun, not as a proper noun.  Therefore, we can translate it and speak of it and anthropos as a “dirt-man”.  Remembering that everything made in this material cosmos is a material attempt to represent some higher spiritual truth, the dirt-man is no exception.  The Image being called a dirt-man was shown from heaven to everything, being in extreme Light, announcing His Oath, His name as well as saying this is the dirt-Man, and all the Ones of the heavens rejoiced.  As for His name, being Yâhuwshúa`, that fact was gathered back up and removed from awareness. [Chanówkh 68: 19- 69: 2] This dirt-Man was made of the Land (earth, dirt) of the heavens, and was the Manifestation of Him, though not in His original form. 

                                                                                   “And a voice came forth from the exalted aeon-heaven: ‘The Man exists and the son of Man."  (Apocryphon of John)

Then down within the material cosmos the forces of darkness manufactured their own imitation, a material dirt figurine image, which they designed as a vehicle for them to mount over a néphesh they buried into it.  Their version had no Light, so the spawn of shame (yaldabaoth) was led to impulsively blurt out in anger the residual nonrenewable Light he did have from his Fatherless procreation, into the Lifeless figurine, to make manifest the One inside the dirt-man, an emanation of the Father of Lights, Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`.  But that one lost its bright nature with the fall caused by the envious darkness.


Remember the eternal works of the One of the heavens gets imitated by shadows in the material cosmos.  The Living dirt-man of the heavens is made by Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`.  This eternal work of Yâ-hwéh is what the following verse speaks of:

                                                       “Now the first Adam, (Adam) of Light, is spirit-endowed and appeared on the first day. The second adam is soul-endowed and appeared on the sixth day (...). The third Adam is a creature of the earth (choikos), that is, the man of the law, and he appeared on the eighth day.(Origin of the World 117:28)

The First Foremost dirt-Man (anthropos/’âthâ´m) seen in the heavens was the First of three times the bright Light Living dirt-Man manifests during the time-period granted for the material chaos-cosmos to occur, within the confines of the timeless dimension of Light.  The First occurred during its first thousand-year Day, as described above.  Within a Matrix of His Own Spirit, this Anthropos is called Pneumatic.

The Second bright Light Living dirt-Man (anthropos/’âthâ´m) manifests on the first day of the year 6001, the sixth Great Day, at the seventh (last) trumpet Resurrection, where Yâhuwshúa`’s ones of Yisrâ’ë´l and middle Yisrâ’ë´l stands (anastasis), from out of the dead ones, through Him.  Having originally received Him through insufflation, this Anthropos is called Psychic.

The Third dirt-Man manifests at the beginning of the New Heavens and New Earth, on the eighth Great Day, 8001.  This is outside Yisrâ’ë´l, and they are assessed by their works at the Great White Throne, being works of the two commandments of the great One within the Head, Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`, making them an anthropos of the law, this law of Yâ-hwéh, not that of the adversary.  These are the last sheep being separated from the goats.

The three imitation material dirt-men manufactured by the forces of darkness in this material creation had to be made within the constraints of the time ceded for their occupation, so they made their figurines to try to match this scripture, materially.  The First was given by the spirit, so to try to make the Second, on the 6th 24-hour circuit of the orb, they tried to make their dirt-figurine and trap the Light blowing into it.  But Wisdom had wandered because she had fallen, and was seen.  Then, when Wisdom left the enlightened figurine material dirt-man, the archons could not trap Her so doing a botched alien surgery to try to excise Wisdom from the One inside the material dirt-man’s body, they also had made a dirt-female figurine to put Her into it, with its appearance based on how they saw Wisdom.  Not blowing into it, it was a “creature of earth”, and it did trap Wisdom for the moment, though Wisdom departed that dirt-female prior to the fall.  But because of the material shadow imitation third dirt-person being female, misled theologists became misogynistic, believing the material imitations to be the works of Yâ-hwéh Yâhuwshúa`. 


                                               “The rulers laid plans and said, ‘Come, let us create a man that will be soil from the earth.’ They modeled their creature as one wholly of the earth.” (Hypostasis of the Archons 87:24)


                                              “And they took counsel with the whole array of archons and angels. They took fire and earth and water and mixed them together with the four fiery winds. And they wrought them together and caused a great disturbance. And they brought him (Adam) into the shadow of death (...) and he became a mortal man.” (Apocryphon of John 20:33)

This dirt-female body they made to capture Wisdom, they failed to activate to Light with all their material resources, so they worked them together to do their botched surgery removing the supporting side Substance from the One within the dirt-man, and in so doing, spilled His blood-equivalent on this waiting dirt-body, in the “shadow of death” and the earth, bringing it to Life.  Yâ-hwéh did restore to Life and fill in the gap, but this is called the “great disturbance” here.  This is the ‘sprinkling of blood’ material symbolism seen memorialized in the laws of the adversary.


The three kinds of manifested Anthropos of Light of the eternal kind, the spiritual, the insufflated, and the materialized, though distantly foreshadowed by the archons’ mis-creations, are not determined by the archons’ two dirt-body creations.

Apocalypse – from Greek apokalupsis ἀποκάλυψις, to 'disclose', ‘uncover, reveal’, from apo- ‘un-’ + kalýptein "to cover, protect, conceal,".   In the codices, whenever we read codices titled 'Apocalypse of ___', these are considered an open teaching - a revealed teaching for the 'end of time'.

Apocryphon – From Late Latin apocryphus (“secret, not approved for public reading”), from Ancient Greek ἀπόκρυφος (apókruphos, “hidden, obscure”, thus “(writings) of unknown authorship”), from ἀπό (apó, “from”) + κρύπτω (krúptō, “I hide”).  In the codices several books are titled 'Apocryphon of ____' which are secret teachings imparted to His believers.


Helpful Sources & Links:

T. Desmond Alexander (Editor), David W. Baker Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch: A Compendium of Contemporary


David Lyle Jeffrey  ,A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature


Gesenius Thesaurus PhiloCriticoVT. Lat.ed.1835. LexHebChaldOTS. Tregelles.1857.4vols.

Flavius Josephus of the Antiquities of the Jews

The Hebrew Word הממך and the Root d-m-m I ("To Be Silent")

Ha’adam: Adam, man or human - The Importance of Interpretation in Biblical Translation - A pro-graduate thesis

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