Gnostic Baruch gender dualism
I wish to bring to our reader’s attention the following interesting blog post by Sarah Veale: Gnostic Dualism and Gender in Baruch. It is a well done blog post, although it is heretical and contains some vulgarity.
Jim Davila mentioned Veale’s post and quoted the following brief passage from it:
But Baruch does not portray the female or the material world as a holy thing. In all cases, it is something to be subdued by masculine power and separated from higher, transcendent principles. When the female does have power, it is corrupt, evil, embodied and uncontrollable. It’s hard not to see the dualism and its implications on gender at work in this text.