Re: The Big Fish (apocalypse)
Thanks for the resource, Stevan. I'm going to continue with this big
`goodly` fish of unknown type
and generally try to unwrap my concerns:
The "fish" seems rather `heretical` in terms of the christian message, i.e.
here we see the man who is
wise yet who is fishing (or at least choosing fish).
I thought about your portrayal of the fish as `sinner` - interesting;
especially in light of the sheep -
good point (and chosen, yes - also good[ly]) however in complete context I
see no (zero) `fishing of
actual fish` save the story in canonical Matthew which indeed is a prophetic
Before I get captured by *that* however I want to understand: How wise? And
wise how? Wise as
in `wise-wise` or as in just `smart` - seems to me the former; unless we are
talking simple fishing
story which I don't *think* we are, given the structure of the book, yet, as
I said, Coptic fishing
charms are (in a way) prophetic.
This is a point to consider given Thomas' unique nature within the find
itself: Are we talking a farmer's
almanac amidst the shelly or thomas mann amidst the batman comics?
Fallon distinguishes between:
>eschatological apocalyptic material versus cosmological and soteriological
and rightly so, but as also stated:
>GTh is not a revelatory dialogue
I am however struck by this notion of a potentially Wise fisherman who is
choosing `goodly` fish.
This is Christian heresy (there are none righteous - as you pointed out) so
in this sense, sure, sinner
sinner big fat sinner sounds fine except (I don't know if you tried this) a
search of "The Big Fish"
pans out a - rephrase - indicates we are a long way from determining the
place of the fish in All this
(and I'm still looking for a boat).
As Fallon states, a gnostic "apocalypse"
>should not be considered as a designation of literary genre but rather in a
>more general sense
Okay, general, fine, but I don't see general here. What I do see is - like I
said - a search of The Big
Fish at the site http://shemesh.scholar.emory.edu:6336/dynaweb/Semeia/
#1189 this list) is a... I
don't know quite how to say this to you... An allusion... (?)
Thanks again, Beta David
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