- possibly Aramean, ebionia, poor men
2) Ebionite Gnostics taught that matter is external, and an emanation of the Deity, that it constitutes, as it were, God‘s body. Creation, therefore, is but the transformation of preexisting material. God thus “creates” the Universe by the instrumentality of His wisdom. They also held that the universe is divided into two realms, that of good and that of evil. The Son of God rules over the former, and the Prince of Evil over the latter. Both teachings were confined to the East and made no definite impression upon the philosophy of their time. Nothing is known of their founders.
- “Ebionites”. . Saints.SQPN.com. 16 August 2013. Web. 19 September 2014. <>