7510Re: Thomas saying 64 and the synoptics
- Mar 3, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sarban" <sarban@...> wrote:
>without the sentence "for buyers and merchants shall not enter the
> IIUC you are suggesting that
> a/ In stage 1 original Thomas 64 was like final Thomas 64 but
places of my Father".
>the versions of the parable found in their gospels.
> b/ in stage 2 Luke and Matthew modified original Thomas to produce
>produce final Thomas 64.
> c/ in stage 3 the last sentence was added to original Thomas 64 to
>Thomas 64, (the rejection of those who prioritize physical rather than
> However, this last sentence is so similar in theme to the rest of
spiritual concerns) as to make it unlikely IMO that it is an addition
several stages later on to original Thomas.
>of the synoptic version then "for buyers and merchants shall not enter
> (If Thomas 64 is post-synoptic developed by successive redaction
the places of my Father". may well be the last stage of the redaction
trajectory, but this is a somewhat different idea)
I'll go along with that. Thanks for the observation.
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