A book recommendation
- I don't remember seeing this book mentioned here before but the book "The
Language of the Kingdon and Jesus: Parable, Aphorism, and Metaphor in the
Sayings Material Commone tot he Synoptic Tradition and the Gospel of Thomas"
by Jacobus Liebenburg was brought to my attention recently and it looks very
interesting. It is a rather large volume and discusses the parables in
Thomas in great detail. I haven't read it all but the sections I have
skimmed seem interesting. He argues, for instance, that the parable of the
weeds should be read as apocalyptic based on the form of the parable and the
underlying metaphor assumed in the text.