(Gnosticism) A prideful, inferior being that creates the material world; frequently identified with the creatorGod of the Hebrew Bible.
Origin of demiurge
Late Latin dēmiurgusfrom Greek dēmiourgosartisandēmiospublic (fromdēmospeopledā- in Indo-European roots) ergosworker (fromergonworkwerg- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek Δημιουργός (Dēmiourgos).
From Demiurge (proper noun)
Demiurge Sentence Examples
The demiurge of the Mandaeans, and corresponding to the Ialdabaoth of the Ophites, he at the instance of his father frames the earth and men - according to some passages in conjunction with the seven bad planetary spirits.
Of course, the earthforming animal is a preternaturally gifted one, and is on the line of development towards that magnified man who, in a later stage, becomes the demiurge.'
The two have been compared in that Adapa was demiurge and Logos; and Seth figures as the Messiah in later Jewish tradition.'
The demiurge of the Valentinians always clearly bears the features of the Old Testament creator-God.
Only in two tnces, however, did a local god ever obtain wide acceptance se capacity of demiurge: Ptah of Memphis, who was famed n artist and master-builder, and Khnum of Elephantine, was said to have moulded mankind on the potters wheel.