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In this chapter, the Kephalaia compilers say that it is possible to count grains of sand yearly and to count the grains of sand of the whole world, but the period of time that the Great Spirit passed with the Father, the first established being, cannot be counted. The Mother of Life was called forth from the Father of Greatness (1Ke 71.20-21). When the Father of Greatness called the Great Spirit and the First Man and the Glorious Gods who were destined to appear from him at this same time, he fashioned the Great Builder in the Land of Light and the Living Spirit and the strong and efficient Gods which came from him. Also at this time, he fashioned the Messenger and Jesus the Splendour and the Virgin of Light and the Column of Glory and the Gods who came from them.

Keywords:column of glory; father of greatness; Jesus the splendour; living spirit; Manichaean Kephalaia; mother of life; virgin of light



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