the "Yeshuine Oral Tradition"
- Contemporary to Jesus' ministry; Yeshuine lore flowed into the hinterlands as a refined, memorable, oral commentary. These traditions, some as pithy pastoral parables, others as arcane allegories were disseminated as traders, travelers and ministers spread the "The Way" across the Middle-East.
Perhaps colored by exotic influences, but largely intact, by 60 c.e. the "Yeshuine Oral Tradition" had arrived in Rome, Alexandria, Edessa and smaller communities throughout the Eastern Mediterranean.
The "Gospel of Thomas" is our most complete surviving record of this tradition; although the Yeshuine oral material would have been available to any writer visiting, and trusted by, dwindling Yeshuine Communities for the next one hundred years.
As the Yeshuites are proselytized by Christians ( many would have received the "Good News" with enthusiasm) Yeshuaism is edited, assimilated and disappears into obscurity, with the exception of the Gospel of Thomas.
Under the crush of spreading Christianity the Thomasinians, a sect of the Yeshuaistic Tradition, are bottle necked and isolated along with other heretical religions. In an act of desperation the written remnants of the original oral tradition are salvaged for posterity in a jar buried the desert.
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