ophite


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ophite

[′ä‚fīt]
(petrology)
A diabase in which the ophitic structure is retained even though the pyroxene is altered to uralite.
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More specifically, his Augustean ophites were rocks with markings that 'curl over like waves so as to form coils.
Paradise reconsidered in Gnostic mythmaking; rethinking Sethianism in light of the Ophite evidence.
He argues that this Ophite evidence is essential for understanding Sethianism, practiced by a pre-Christian Jewish group who considered themselves virtuous offspring of the Biblical Seth.