The demiurge of the Valentinians always clearly bears the features of the Old Testament creator-God.
Since no one could keep this law, the whole human race fell under the curse, temporal and eternal, of the Demiurge.
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.
The two have been compared in that Adapa was demiurge and Logos; and Seth figures as the Messiah in later Jewish tradition.'
Then a higher God, hitherto unknown, and concealed even from the Demiurge, took pity on the wretched, condemned race of men.