By John Horman
This publication uncovers an early selection of sayings, referred to as N, which are ascribed to Jesus and are just like these present in the Gospel of Thomas and in Q, a record believed to be a typical resource, with Mark, for Matthew and Luke. within the procedure, the e-book sheds mild at the literary tools of Mark and Thomas. A literary comparability of the texts of the sayings of Jesus that seem in either Mark and Thomas exhibits that every tailored an previous assortment for his personal goal. Neither Mark nor Thomas regularly supplies the unique or earliest kind of the shared sayings; for that reason, Horman states, each one used and tailored an past resource. shut verbal parallels among the models in Mark and Thomas express that the resource was once written in Greek. Horman’s end is this universal resource is N.
This notion is new, and has implications for all times of Jesus study. prior study on sayings attributed to Jesus has handled Thomas in a single of 2 methods: both as an self sufficient movement of Jesus sayings written with out wisdom of the hot testomony Gospels and or as a later piece of pseudo-Scripture that makes use of the hot testomony as resource. This ebook rejects either perspectives.
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A Common Written Greek Source for Mark and Thomas (Studies in Christianity and Judaism) by John Horman