Re: [GTh] GTh 61 (corrected & clarification)
- Made a slight error which I have corrected below in capital letters.
James Lambert wrote:
> Also, there is nothing in #61 which indicates that the two who will lieLet me take this opportunity to clarify the above. Where the text has
> on the couch are the sons of Salome. Notice, if you will, that #61
> speaks of an inheritance. Jesus speaks of receiving the things of his
> father. The one who is destroyed will be filled with light, in other
> words, will inherit the quality of the father, while the one who is
> divided will be filled with darkness, will not inherit the quality of
> the father. The destroyed/UNdivided perceived error works well to
> highlight the fact that Jesus, as his father's heir, is by necessity
> undivided and he is also scheduled to soon be destroyed. His opposite,
> the other who is destined to recline upon the couch, will become
> divided, and therefore will not inherit the father's light.
DESTROYED the scholars maintain that it should be UNDIVIDED. I maintain
that the error was intentional, which is to say that the author used
DESTROYED intentionally, secure in the knowledge that it would become a
point of contention, which would serve to highlight both readings.
Essentially to be destroyed is being equated with being whole, while the
one who will become divided will live.