RE: [GTh] Recovering Thomas
- Wade writes:
> By the way, the paperback should be out of this by now too.I've had a paperback copy for a couple of weeks now. I ordered it first in
> She has had her author copies for a couple of months now.
mid July from Continuum (the publishing company of which T&T Clark appears
to be a subsidiary) and a week or ten days later received a snail-mail
letter telling me that it wasn't yet available and I should order again
later, despite the fact that their website said it was. I emailed them and
was told that it was, indeed, available, so I tried again in late July and
it arrived mid-August.
> The companion volume to Recovering has just arrived at theThe Continuum website says the publication date is 31 August, but I plan to
> publisher's so it should be out fairly soon too.
wait a week or two before ordering, given my previous experience. They say
the price is 85 pounds sterling.
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sarban" <sarban@...> wrote:
> "I find the proposed history of development of Thomas broadly
> convincing but remain convinced that the earliest ascertainable
> Thomas, the 'Thomas Kernel' is dependent on the synoptics.".
> Andrew Criddle
Bart D. Ehrman makes the point in his "The Orthodox Corruption of
Scripture" and even more succinctly in his "Misquoting Jesus" that
the monasteries of Egypt were extremely careful in preserving
manuscripts unaltered and intact. I think that "Thomas" coming from
the Pachomian monasteries is probably far superior as to the original
words of Jesus than the synoptics.
The politics and war at the end of the first century and the
beginning of the second were probably the cause of the reinvention of
Jesus' words and teachings.
- George Lamsa describes "for whose sake heaven and
earth came into being" as an Aramaic idiom denoting respect.
Michael Buckner, M. Div., Ph. D.
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