Re: Recovering Thomas
- --- 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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