Thomas and Gospel of the Saviour
- Bart Ehrman's recently published "Lost Scriptures"
contains a translation of the "Gospel of the Saviour"
a second century apocryphal Greek Gospel
surviving only in a recently published fragmentary
Coptic manuscript of the sixth century.
I looked for parallels to Thomas and didn't find
many. The most interesting is "If someone comes
close to me he will get burned. I am the blazing
fire. Whoever is close to me is close to the fire.
Whoever is far from me is far from life." There is
an obvious parallel to Thomas 82 but also possibly
to Thomas 10. (Thomas 82 is a frequently quoted
agraphon and its presence in the Gospel of the
Saviour probably does not imply any direct
dependence of one on the other.)
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