A Gnostic teacher (about A.D. 140) who believed that the God of the Old Testament was different from the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ. The God of the Old Testament, he said, was unknowable, the Christian God had been revealed. The Old Testament God was sheer justice; whereas the God of the New Covenant was loving and gracious. This man greatly influenced Marcion.
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