2429[gthomas] Re: Jewishness of GOT (2)
- Mar 11, 2000At 10:32 AM 03/11/00 -0500, Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
>... this sort of an argument, if established on the grounds ofActually, not at all. It would only be difficult to ignore if we didn't
>general probability, would be difficult to ignore.
have Thomas right in front of us. But we do. So an argument from historical
circumstances as to what its nature "must be" is superfluous. We have only
to look at it to see what its nature actually is. You yourself have pointed
to two passages as indications that it's Jewish-Christian (viz., the
references to Jacob and the sabbath). This is by far the best way to go as
far as I'm concerned. I think the reason you developed your argument from
historical circumstances is that you were more interested in saying
something about the canonicals and the early Xn movement than in saying
something about Thomas. You sort of just tacked on the Thomas observations
as an after-thought.
The Coptic Gospel of Thomas, saying-by-saying
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