Re: [GTh] Re: Titles of Biblical works
- Hi Bob,I agree with your comments about titles. I didn't mean to imply that the firstms of IGT had a title on it. What I was trying to say was that some mss ofIGT must have had that title.I'm reminded of the Gospel of Philip. Why was it given that name? True enough,Philip is mentioned in it, but only once, and even that in a very minor role. SoI think that the original authors didn't name their work after him, and if not that,then probably nothing at all. But texts have to have names, else how can otherfolks refer to them? So my guess is that an untitled condition couldn't last long.Mike
- Thanks to Stephen and Andrew for responding to the question I posedabout IGT. I'd be interested to know of sources. One that I found on thenet is particularly good, so I'm passing it along. Tony Burke, who runs ablog called 'Apocryphicity', wrote his Ph.D. thesis in 2001 on IGT. Thethesis (400+ pages) and other info about IGT is available at:In his thesis, Burke writes (p.4):
Childhood Deeds of the Lord Jesus."> ... the true title is ... "TheI haven't delved into Burke's thesis deeply enough to see whether he saysanything about any of the mss being untitled, or not containing a referenceto Thomas. Perhaps someone else has the time to do that and can quotethe relevant portion of Burke's thesis, or any other source, for that matter.Mike
- On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 3:00 PM, M.W. Grondin <mwgrondin@...> wrote:--Thanks to Stephen and Andrew for responding to the question I posedabout IGT. I'd be interested to know of sources.
My source is:
Tony Chartrand-Burke, “The Greek Manuscript Tradition of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas,” Apocrypha 14 (2004): 129-151, at 144.
Stephen C. Carlson
Graduate Program in Religion