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10300Re: more on faith and knowledge

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Sep 27, 2004
      Hello pmcvflag

      On 09/27/04, you wrote:

      > Mike....
      >>>> "While Thomas was undoubtedly written in Greek, and a small
      > fragment of it actually exists in that language, what we have in
      > Thomas is a Coptic translation of the Greek, and not the Greek
      > source, so we really don't know what it said for sure in the
      > original Greek. Just to clarify"<<<
      > Right you are, Mike, I should have made my point a bit more clear.
      > When I said "even in the Greek" I was making a destinction between
      > the Coptic and the Oxyrhynchus fragments. My point being that while
      > some people have argued that the original Greek version must somehow
      > be closer to the beliefs presented in the generally accepted
      > "Gospels" of the "Bible" (based on thier imagination of what an
      > older Gospel has to look like), I do not see that notion supported
      > in the 20 something surviving sayings.... on the contrary, I think
      > they show that while the Coptic is not always a good word for word
      > translation (some logions are better than others), it does a good
      > job of preserving the meanings of the Greek. So, what we have in the
      > Greek does not seem to imply that it would have placed a greater
      > emphasis on faith than our Coptic version.
      > That is the long version of my "even in the Greek" ;)
      > PMCV

      From what I know I would agree with you.

      Mike Leavitt ac998@...
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