Ca 76

The Egyptian Samaritan Christian ‘The Sophia of Jesus Christ’ is probably published around this time in Egypt by the Samaritan community as a non-confrontational response to Mark and probably before the publishing of John.  The work opens with “his twelve disciples and seven women” in trying to meld the Roman story and the mystic tradition.  In the body of the work is mentioned “the interpreter” who was sent in seemingly to refer to Christ.  This may have been where “the Comforter” came from in John that actually was a neutral way of referring to the feminine Holy Spirit.  This would date the work to before about Ca 97 CE.  This work stands squarely in the Bridal Chamber Christianity tradition in utilizing the Sophia Mythos, referring to souls as “drops” from the light, details that the divine pattern is androgeny and “unclean rubbing”—physical sex is the problem, refers to gnosis, and uses verbiage like: “(the) untraceable (wealth of the Great) Invisible (Spirit)”.