9858Listing the "Twins"
- Apr 14, 2011As I've been working on http://www.gospel-thomas.net/keywords.htm, itoccurred to me that, since I've got the sub-logia files, I might as well use themfor another purpose as well - namely, to make displays of sayings "twins". I didthat today, in a new section at the bottom of the above page, called "Closely-Related Sets" (the 6.1-14 pair isn't a "twin", so I couldn't use that name for thesection). I think this is fairly well complete, but I'm hoping that somebodymight get a chance to look this over to see what may be missing, or what maybe surprising about my choices.One result of making this new section is that it becomes startlingly clear what Ihad never quite realized before - namely, that all 8 of the "twins" I've selectedinvolve logia in the area 101-112. Certainly that must be statistically significant.It looks as if the last part of Coptic Thomas was heavily padded with sayingsthat sound a lot like earlier sayings. But why? Simply to make the text larger,or was there some reason to restate a select group of earlier sayings in a slightly-modified form?Mike G.
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