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We can only mention in this setting the dialogue of â€œrevelationâ€ Offenbarungsdialog, which shows some affinity with contemporary hermetic formulations and themes one thinks of the revelation in dialogue form on gnosis and salvation; this affinity, however, would be better studied and specified on the literary and historical-religious levels. In these texts, variously elaborated, the dialogue generally takes place between the heavenly being that reveals the Redeemer-Savior and the human recipients of the revelation.
These are for the most part â€œgnosticâ€ works from Nag Hammadi, in which debates between the Lordâ€™s disciples and the questions they ask the Risen Christ during his post-Easter apparitions are invariably followed by the clarifying response in which teaching on salvation is imparted, resolving the debate. One notes in these gnostic texts, properly gospels in dialogue form dialogue gospels – Dialogevangelien, a strong and capable feminine presence many questions remain open: see now the updated treatment of the debate in Hartensteinâ€™s monograph.
On the other hand, as examples of orthodox dialogue of revelation as early as the 2nd c., we can cite the Epistle of the Apostles and the Shepherd of Hermas where the dialogue is between a single recipient of the revelation and various heavenly beings. The revelation an explanatio somnii of the Tiburtine Sibyl to the 100 judges begins with a dialogue the Greek monophysite version is also known as the â€œOracle of Baalbekâ€, and the revelation of Zoroaster to Hystaspes on the coming of the Messiah is transmitted in dialogue form these last two prophetic texts of the Tiburtine Sibyl and Zoroaster were later brought together as books III and IV of the early 6th-c. Theosophia.