Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Good Tree, Bad Tree: The Matthean/Lukan Paradigm In Manichaeism And Its Opponents

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter focuses on symbols of fruit, root, and branch only inasmuch as they enhance the basic Manichaean cosmogonical myth as mediated by ?the two trees.? It concentrates on texts that?indisputably?allude to the Christian scriptural canon. The sketch of the Manichaean cosmogony, brief as it is, has touched on how Manichaeans reworked the Genesis creation account. The real intention of this Kephalaion, however, is to expand the metaphor to the point where it can serve as a vehicle for presenting the Manichaean cosmogony. The Acts of Archelaus, attributed to one Hegemonius and likely composed in the second quarter of the fourth century, describes two encounters alleged to have occurred in the third quarter of the previous century between Mani and Archelaus, bishop of ?Carchar,? apparently a Roman town situated on the border with Persia.

Keywords: Acts of Archelaus; Christian scriptural canon; Manichaean cosmogony; Persia



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Late Antiquity — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation