hidden structure of Gthom revealed
- I have found that inside the
Gospel of Thomas can be found keys, that determine its structure so that the
beginning and ending of each page of the gospel is fixed.
The hidden structure of the
gospel consists of 12 pages, with the first page containing a half page of
text, the other pages completely filled with text.
Logion 114, that is usually considered
as ‘not original’ and a later adding, appears to resemble “the stone that the
builders rejected”. In my new numbering of the logia it has number 116 and it
plays an essential role (“cornerstone”?) in the structuring of the Gospel.
The “mysterious” keys are made
up by logia 6 and 14. And the ‘trick’ to unlock the hidden structure of the Gospel is to try to align them until they match each other at the same height,
side by side.
I made my findings more clear
on my website (still under heavy construction) that I made for this purpose. On
it you can also find a text document you can download and print, so you can
read the Gospel in its intended hidden lay-out.
You can find it here:
I hope that my contribution
may stimulate a new approach of studying the Gospel of Thomas and similar kind
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> So now we have 4 cases of 24, including a Coptic one. Maybe my idea ofBut why bother with something that we can only guess at? Seems to me
> the 'Egyptian' background for explaining the interest in '24' in Gthom
> was > not that bad a guess?
that where the interest came from is probably undecidable (since there's
several possible sources), but that it's not all that important anyway.
I think it's sufficient to show that Coptic GTh does have an interest in
the number 24 (among others), wherever that came from. Unnecessary
speculation does little but divert attention from the factual findings,
IMO. And since the factual findings run strongly counter to widespread
beliefs about the Coptic GTh, the case needs to be built as rigorously
and with as few unnecessary complications as possible.