ok well ill check out DMR, tybbyrd009 wrote: ↑Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:10 amFour is an arbitrary number indeed, but it is his whole story behind it that is so very worthy of reading, concise and to the point
I see the gospel of Thomas not in the context of any religion, certainly not Christianity. John just tries to make its author look bad, giving away which text was earlier
the gospel of Thomas im skeptible of tbh, prolly the usual misgivings
but may i suggest that John was hiding wisdom from the wise, less than trying to trash Thomas?
A bit of both, I'd say - John was also trying to convey wisdom, exactly as Thomas did, and it weas the exact same wisdom. Long story there that I ahven't unravelled yet
Check out my translation of Thomas, you will be surprised at the dozens of words that are different (yet literally translated) from all other "translations". Guillaumont, Layton, Lambdin: all Christian authors who interpreted the text through their NT lens
https://www.academia.edu/42110001/Inter ... oncordance
Some examples below; it's a literal translation, word-by-word. I'm working on an Interpretation and Commentary which will be more legible yet still fully traceable to its Coptic source