Re: [GTh] Ther Hudson Book
- [John Moon]:
> If as you suggest the apochraphon and 3 codicesI have no idea what you mean by "the apochraphon
> were purposely arranged into a certain number of letters.
(sic) and 3 codices", but insofar as I can understand
the whole of the above statement, it seems to be a
hopelessly muddled reference to two suggestions I've
made in the past, namely that (1) ApJohn-GTh-GPh
(which are tractates, not codices) were arranged to
have a certain number of lines (not letters) in Codex
II, and that (2) GTh was arranged to have a certain
number of letters.
> The Coptic Scribe would be aware, that thereThree non-identical copies in the codices; two basic
> were at least Two versions of that text [ApJohn].
> There were perhaps more.
versions ("short recension" and "long recension").
> Wouldn't the usage of a plural [in the title of ApJohnI don't think the plural (if it is that) came from recognition
> in Codex II] suggest that indeed the Coptic Scribe
> did exactly what you have suggested. That he was
> aware of that and this was only one of multiple texts
> of the apochrophon of John.
by the scribe that there were other versions of ApJohn.
(The "exactly what you have suggested" is of course
erroneous. See earlier remarks.)
> If this is applied to the three Texts together?I think there's some possibility that the title of
> It would suggest that The Scribe knew exactly
> what he was doing and noted it. (Gospel of Thomas,
> Gospel of Philip, Ap. John.
ApJohn in Codex II might be indication of the
trilogy you mention. But that's speculation, and
I've tried to stay away from that lately.