The Gospel Of Thomas
By Thomas O. Lambdin
"The Gospel of Thomas is really a New Testament-era apocryphon completely preserved in a papyrus Coptic manuscript discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi, Egypt. The book was bound in a technique now called Coptic binding. Unlike the four canonical gospels, which combine narrative accounts of living of Jesus with sayings, Thomas is really a "sayings" text, a collection of logia, which takes the less structured kind of a collection of sayings caused by Jesus (including brief dialogues), the writing down of that will be credited in the incipit to Didymus Judas Thomas. The words Didymus and Thomas are generally translated "twin" giving emphasis to the name Judas, a derivative of Judah. The gospel does not need a narrative framework, nor could it be worked into any overt philosophical or rhetorical context.
Table of Contents :
02. Coptic Gospel Of Thomas
03. Fragments Of Greek Gospel Of Thomas
04. Canonical Comparisons Of Thomas Sayings