Re: Thomas and John
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "rickmsumner" <Sumner_richard_m@h...>
> Another persuasive point: Three times Thomas speaks in the GJohnI too agree that it is an underdeveloped topic. It should be further
> (11.14, 16.5, and the Doubting Thomas pericope). All three times it
> is in the context of the resurrection. All three times he is
> wrong. Blessed are those who, unlike Thomas, do not need to see to
> believe (20.29).
> Gregory J. Riley's _Resurrection Reconsidered_ discusses the
> resurrection traditions of the Thomasine and Johanine gospels at
> length, J. H. Charlesworth takes a slightly different road in his
> _The Beloved Disciple_ and contends that the disciple in question is
> none other than Thomas. Both discuss the seemingly blatant
> relationship between the Johanine Thomas and the Thomasine
> I'd venture to agree, it seems too much to be coincidental. And
> rather surprising that it's such an underdeveloped topic. I too
> have ordered Pagel's book.
> Rick Sumner
- swallison writes:
>a few verses with lotsa holes in it, nowhere near conclusive.
> A fragment of GJohn found in a backwater part of Egypt dates to about
> 120 to 130 AD, if memory serves me correctly.
> Thus it must have beennon sequitur
> around for several decades at least.