By John Horman
This booklet uncovers an early number of sayings, known as N, which are ascribed to Jesus and are just like these present in the Gospel of Thomas and in Q, a rfile believed to be a typical resource, with Mark, for Matthew and Luke. within the approach, the publication 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 indicates that every tailored an prior assortment for his personal goal. Neither Mark nor Thomas continually provides the unique or earliest type of the shared sayings; accordingly, Horman states, each one used and tailored an past resource. shut verbal parallels among the types in Mark and Thomas convey that the resource used to be written in Greek. Horman’s end is this universal resource is N.
This concept is new, and has implications for all times of Jesus examine. prior examine on sayings attributed to Jesus has handled Thomas in a single of 2 methods: both as an self sufficient flow of Jesus sayings written with no wisdom of the hot testomony Gospels and or as a later piece of pseudo-Scripture that makes use of the recent testomony as resource. This ebook rejects either perspectives.
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