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The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics -- Podcast of Spiritual Awakening Radio


The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics -- Podcast of Spiritual Awakening Radio

The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics -- Audio Podcast of Spiritual Awakening Radio with James Bean: Some background today on The Gospel According to Thomas, the original discovery made at Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, and how this collection of the sayings of Jesus eventually became rebranded in the minds of some as a "Gnostic Gospel". There is discussion about the relationship between the Gospel of Thomas and adjacent texts (Q Source Gospel, four New Testament gospels, Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, etc...), as well as about who quoted these "Thomasonian" sayings of Jesus in early Christianity.

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Listener Resources

Article @ Medium: The Gospel of Thomas Was Not Composed by Gnostics, by James Bean:


Article @ Medium: Summarizing the Spiritual Message of the Gospel of Thomas in the Context of Syriac Mysticism, by James Bean: https://medium.com/@SantMat/summarizing-the-spiritual-message-of-the-gospel-of-thomas-by-james-bean-90862170ac8a

The Gospel of Thomas Online: Scroll Down Past the Coptic Thomas Translation to get to the Greek Oxyrhynchus Fragments:


This version of the Gospel of Thomas has a slightly more Aramaic-Syriac flavor:


Blow Your Mind! Introducing the Vast World of New Testament Apocrypha. Use this to look up the Diatessaron (Tatian's Gospel Harmony),  The Gospel of the Hebrews, Gospel of the Ebionites, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Dialogue of the Savior, Gospel of the Savior, and so much more: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com

Odes of Solomon (the Psalms of Early Christianity):


Section of the Sant Mat E-Library Dedicated to Sayings of Jesus and the Earliest Writings of the Jesus Movement (Ebionim or Ebionites, James the Just, the Original Jerusalem Group, Hebrew Christians, "Christianity Before Paul"):


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