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Their talk, too, about the shadow of kenoma -- that is, of a vacuum -- has in all points turned out false.
From him was derived the parallel between the ideal world (the pleroma) and the lower world of phenomena (the kenoma).
Against the Gnostic theses  Irenæus and his successors, apart from the proof from prescription, adduced the following intrinsic considerations: (1) In the case of the Gnostics and Marcion the Deity lacks absoluteness, because he does not embrace everything, that is, he is bounded by the _kenoma_ or by the sphere of a second God; and also because his omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotence have a corresponding limitation. [
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