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  Gospel of Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gospel of Thomas is distinct and unrelated to other apocryphal or pseudepigraphal works, such as the Acts of Thomas or the work called the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, which expands on the canonical texts to describe the miraculous childhood of Jesus.
The Gospel of Thomas and the canon of the New Testament
The gospel is ostensibly written from the point of view of Didymus Judas Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus (who appears in the Gospel of John as "doubting Thomas").
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 Infancy Gospel of Thomas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Later references by Hippolytus and Origen to a Gospel of Thomas are more likely to be referring to this Infancy Gospel than to the wholly different Gospel of Thomas with which it is sometimes confused.
The Infancy Gospel of Thomas is, like many such texts, a pseudepigraphical work, for it claims within itself to have been written by "Thomas the Israelite" (in a medieval Latin version).
An historical Thomas (or Judas Thomas, Didymos Judas Thomas, etc.) is very unlikely to have had anything to do with the text: whoever its initial author was, he seems not to have known anything of Jewish life except for the Passover observance, and certainly had a completed Gospel of Luke to refer to.
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 Wikinfo | Gospel of Thomas
A gospel is an account of the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
Since this date antecedes the dates of the traditional Four gospels, there is some claim that the Thomas gospel is or has some connection to the Q gospel —the name for an unknown, theorised text (or oral verse) which may have spawned Gospels of Matthew and Luke known today.
The late camp, on the other hand, contends that there are literary indications that the Gospel of Thomas was derived from the Synoptic Gospels or even the Diatessaron and was therefore probably written in the second century.
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 The Gospel of Thomas: Frequently Asked Questions
The four canonical gospels and Thomas and other gospels such as the Gospel of Philip (found at Nag Hammadi) were given their names some time in the second century.
The name of the person who supposedly wrote the Gospel of Thomas is given in the first lines of the text as "didymos Judas thomas." The word "didymos" is Greek for twin and the word "thomas" is Aramaic for twin.
Thomas reads the first two chapters of Genesis in a straightforward way, there were two separate creations of mankind; the first is perfect, the second flawed.
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 Gospel of Thomas
At first it was thought that the Gospel of Thomas actually was the Q document, though the general consensus remains that it is not.
Part of the Gospel of Thomas is consisted genuine saying of Jesus while most of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John are rejected.
The gospel is best explained in I Corinthians 15:3-4 "For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures" (NIV).
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 Bible Study - The Gospel Of Thomas
Thomas, also known as Didymus, from the Hebrew and Greek words both meaning the twin, was one of The Twelve Apostles.
The "Gospel of Thomas" was discovered in 1945 near Nag Hammadi, between Cairo and Luxor in Egypt.
It's quite possible that Thomas was the author of an early Christian record (it would seem incredible if he hadn't written something), but there is really no way to know if it was the basis of the "Gospel of Thomas," or to what degree later writers altered or edited the work.
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 The Thomas People - gospel of thomas
First Thomas went from the fertile region watered by the river Jordan, across the deserts using the great trade routes to the next fertile region to the east, the valley of the Euphrates.
Returning to Thomas himself, the Acts of Thomas clearly speak of Jesus surviving his crucifixion, being helped in his recovery by the Essenes of Quamran—the figures in white of John 20:12—who were skilled in medicine.
Thomas continued to spread the Teaching he had been given, and there are references to occasions when Jesus met up with him there.
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 Gospel of Thomas - Theopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Gospel of Thomas, completely preserved in a papyrus Coptic manuscript discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, is a list of 114 sayings attributed to Jesus.
Proponents of the Gospel of Thomas try and explain this as a later addition to the text, however this is mere speculation.
Christians can safely conclude that the Gospel of Thomas is a document that teaches heretical ideas concerning Jesus, hence why it was not accepted in the canon of Scripture.
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 from jesus to christ: the story of the storytellers: the gospel of thomas
The Gospel of Thomas also suggests that Jesus is aware of, and criticizing the views of the Kingdom of God as a time or a place that appear in the other gospels.
In this gospel, and this is also the case in the Gospel of Luke, the Kingdom of God is not an event that's going to be catastrophically shattering the world as we know it and ushering in a new millennium.
And what you discover as you read the Gospel of Thomas, which you're meant to discover, is that you and Jesus at a deep level are identical twins.
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 TheologyWebsite.com Etext Index: Nag Hammadi: Gospel of Thomas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fragments of this gospel in the original Greek version are extant in the Oxyrhynchus Papyri 1, 654 and 655, which had been discovered and published at the beginning of this century, but were identified as parts of The Gospel of Thomas only after the discovery of the Coptic Nag Hammadi library.
The authorship of this gospel is attributed to Didymos Judas Thomas, that is, Judas "the twin" (both the Aramaic thomas and the Greek didymos mean "twin").
A large number of the sayings of The Gospel of Thomas have parallels in the gospels of the New Testament, in the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), as well as the Gospel of John (parallels with the latter are especially striking; cf., e.g., sayings 13, 19, 24, 38, 49, 92).
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 Gospel of Thomas Commentary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gospel of Thomas Saying 21 - A parable of children living in a plot of land
Gospel of Thomas Saying 32 - A city on a hill cannot be hidden
Gospel of Thomas Saying 65 - A parable of the murder of a vineyard owner's son
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 Gospel Of St. Thomas
The "Gospel of St. Thomas" is a collection of teachings that some attribute to Jesus of Nazareth.
The Gospel of St. Thomas reveals that mankind can and should restore their identities to the image of God now, and see the Kingdom of God on earth now.
The Gospel of St. Thomas is considered "Gnostic" in origin and viewpoint by many fundamental Christians, and is possibly the reason why the book was kept from the original canon of the Holy Bible (if the text was even known by early Christian followers at all).
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 The Gospel of Thomas Collection -- The Gnostic Society Library
The Gospel of Thomas (General Discussion) Located at Yahoo groups, "this is a discussion list for those interested in exploring the meanings of the 114 sayings attributed to Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas.
Gospel of Thomas Homepage (maintained by Stevan Davies, Professor of Religious Studies, College Misericordia).
The Gospel of Thomas and the Hermeneutics of Vision by Dr. Lance Owens.
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 Gospel of Thomas
These were all reckoned as "false gospels." This gospel was rumored to be used by (or possibly written by) the Manicheans.
This work 'is severed from the story of Jesus' and represents the 'Gospel' in autarchic fashion, in that it hands on the 'hidden words' of the 'living', ever-present Jesus.' There is no reference to the activity of Jesus, or to his death and resurrection.
Verse 52 of the Gospel of Thomas states His disciples said to him, "Twenty-four prophets spoke in Israel, and all of them spoke in you." He said to them, "You have omitted the one living in your presence and have spoken (only) of the dead.
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 The Gospel of Thomas
The authorship of the Gospel of Thomas is attributed to Didymos Judas Thomas, that is, Judas "the Twin," who was an apostle of Jesus.
A comparison of the sayings in the Gospel of Thomas with their parallels in the synoptic gospels suggests that the sayings in the Gospel of Thomas either are present in a more primitive form or are developments of a more primitive of such sayings.
Indeed, the Gospel of Thomas resembles the synoptic sayings source, often called "Q" (from the German word Quelle, "source"), which was the common source of sayings used by Matthew and Luke.
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 The Development of the Canon of the New Testament - Gospel of Thomas
It is doubtful whether this gospel was originally composed in Aramaic and then translated into Greek, although many of the sayings, like the oldest sayings of the canonical gospels, were certainly first circulated in Aramaic, the language of Jesus.
Some are known to occur also in non-canonical gospels, especially the Gospel of the Hebrews and the Gospel of the Egyptians.
One of the parables unique to this gospel, logion 97 (Empty Jar), was judged to probably be an authentic saying of Jesus by the Jesus Seminar, [FSB] p.
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 The Gospel Of Thomas Homepage
Except for the similar names, the "Infancy Gospel of Thomas" and the "Gospel of Thomas" are not historically connected.
Pseudo-Matthew's Gospel of the Nativity of Mary and the Infancy of Jesus
Carl Yenetchi's Swedenborgian Dissertation on The Gospel of Thomas
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 The Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Thomas is a manuscript containing a collection of sayings of Jesus that was discovered among a hoard of ancient manuscripts at Nag Hammadi in Egypt in 1945.
The writing is not a "gospel" in the strictest sense, because there is no connecting narrative about the life of Jesus, no summaries of his teachings, and no theological interpretations and commentary, as for example in the Gospel of John.
The similarity of Thomas to some of the unique material that only appears in either Matthew or Luke suggests that either Thomas was composed from those Gospels, or had access to some of the same traditions that were used by the Gospel writers (see Synoptic Problem).
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 The Gospel of Thomas and Gospel of Philip
The Gospel of Thomas and Gospel of Philip
Discovered in Egypt in 1945 as part of the Nag Hammadi Library, the Gospel of Thomas was long considered irrelevant to the study of Jesus’; teachings.
Stevan Davies’ influential The Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom overturned this view, and enabled the Gospel of Thomas to be taken seriously as a source for the earliest Christianity.
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 Gospel of Thomas: Additional Information
Fierce scholarly debate has surrounded the Gospel of Thomas since a complete Coptic translation of it was unearthed in the middle of the twentieth century.
Thus, their are two widely divergent views of the Gospel of Thomas in contemporary scholarship: 1.
It is an example of one of the earliest types of Christian writings (the sayings list) and may have been written before the gospels of the New Testament, much like the conjectured sayings source Q used by Matthew and Luke.
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 Gospel of Thomas
The Gospel of Thomas is a Gnostic gospel, which means that it was written by Christians who had a particular take on Jesus, and who emphasised Jesus as a teacher.
The Gospel of Thomas is not accepted by the Christian Church as a book containing the official rules of the Christian faith, or what the Church would call 'canonical'.
The Gnostic Gospels, including the Gospel of Thomas, as well as other 'heretical' Christian writings were rejected by the orthodox Church and therefore not included in what we now have as the 'canonical' New Testament text most churches use today.
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 coherence in gospel of thomas
In the New Testament the author of Mark's Gospel sought to convey a coherence spanning from John the Baptist's activities through to the culmination of his Gospel with the Crucifixion.
While the Gospel of Thomas as we have it does not display a coherence, it must have been necessary for Thomas to evolve a coherence in his thought and exposition in order to be able to convince King Agbai in Eddessa.
Furthermore, although the Gospel of Thomas seems to have been the primary scripture of the spiritual community here called the Thomas People, something of more coherence must have been developed to nourish and sustain that community for five or six centuries, and to inspire its writings of great mystical content that have been found.
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 Amazon.com: The Gospel of Thomas: Annotated & Explained (Skylight Illuminations,): Books: Stevan L. Davies,Andrew Harvey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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The main message of The Gospel of Thomas seems to be echoed in the movie "Stigmata": "The Kingdom of God is within you and all around you, not in buildings of wood and stone (v 3a).
This new edition of the gospel of Thomas is easier to understand because of the verse by verse commentary provided by the author.
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