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- n. Plural form of Perate.
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This Euphrates, whose name is perhaps connected with the name Peratae itself, is said to be the founder of the Ophites mentioned by Celsus about A.D.
According to the Peratae there exists a trinity of Father, Son, and
Sevrians, Ebionites, Encratites, Ophites, Naassenes, the Gnostics of the "acts of Thomas", the Sethians, the Peratae, the Cainites may be said to belong to this school.
The Peratae were founded by Euphrates and Celbes (Acembes?) and Ademes.
Peratae: [Greek: oude hen, ho gegonen. en autô zôê estin. en autô de, phêsin, hê Eua gegonen, hê Eua zôê].
In the earlier Christian literature the word [Greek: katholikos] occurs in various connections in the following passages: in fragments of the Peratae (Philos.