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Valentinus: Jesus' Digestive System: Epistle to Agathapous

The following text is excerpted from Bentley Layton in The Gnostic Scriptures (Doubleday 1987), p. 239. The text comes from Clement of Alexandria, Stromateis 3.59.3. Please refer to Layton for background, bibliography, and notes.

Fragment E

He was continent, enduring all things. Jesus digested divinity; he ate and drank in a special way, without excreting his solids. He had such a great capacity for continence that the nourishment within him was not corrupted, for he did not experience corruption.

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