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7380Re: [GTh] Th79 vs. Lk 11:27-28 + 23:29

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  • Benedict Lo
    Feb 2, 2007
      We find some places in GTh that the same word in GTh has a different meaning in its Synoptic counterparts.
      Can somebody tell us what is "Word of God / Father" in singular meant in GTh79 and in the same time making sense to the entire GTh?
      This question is open for discussion. Certainly Mark and Mike's comments are most welcome.



      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Mark Goodacre <Goodacre@...>
      To: gthomas@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, February 1, 2007 11:58:24 PM
      Subject: Re: [GTh] Th79 vs. Lk 11:27-28 + 23:29

      On 01/02/07, Michael Grondin <mwgrondin@comcast. net> wrote:

      > . . . .I had hoped that she might comment
      > on what I take as an essential component of Mark's
      > argument, namely that the singular P-LOGOS ('the-
      > word') of Th79.2 seems to be at odds not only
      > syntactically, but thematically, with other sayings
      > which invariably use the plural 'the-words' or
      > 'my-words'. This difference between singular
      > and plural is emphasized by the fact that only
      > in 79.2 is the word LOGOS used, as opposed to
      > the equivalent Coptic word.

      Thanks very much for this helpful point. I've added a footnote to
      draw this out too. It is interesting that we have the sole use of
      LOGOS here in Thomas where it usually uses WAxE. Incipit and 1 both
      apparently translate LOGOS (plural) in the Greek with WAxE (plural),
      though, so I am inclined to agree with you that the most interesting
      thing is the singular / plural difference. This is the only place
      that Thomas has word (either LOGOS or WAxE) singular, and that is
      worth noting, especially when it is characteristic of Luke.

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