Re: [GTh] Alpha-Omega
- Tom Saunders asks:
> If the AofJnZ is a coded description of how to solve the Thomas puzzle, isIt's metaphorical language, apparently commenting on the properties or
> it in allegory, or mathematical, like a sequencing code?
appearances of letters or words. The Monad, for example, is the number 1 in
some form or other - probably the Hebrew letter aleph - which resembles the
Greek letter nu (N), but like the Greek letter alpha, had a numeric value of
1. (BTW, I have no idea why you include the letter 'Z' in your abbreviation
of the title.)
> How does the AofJnZ, fit with the Gospel of Phillip?The folks who put together the trilogy evidently thought that the three
texts had a similar outlook, or complemented each other in significant ways.
GPh, like GTh, is very disordered and thus looks like a mystery puzzle text
> How do you explain the idea that James, not John is for the heavens wereThe saying that it was for James the Just that the heavens and earth were
made appears elsewhere in early Christian writings as well. He was, of
course, a very important figure - the head of the movement for some thirty
years. However, I have no idea why that particular saying is in GTh.