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Bibil Identifier bibil:207413
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Going Hungry for a Purpose
Title (English, ) On Gos. Thom. 69.2 and a Neglected Parallel in Origen
Author Witetschek, Stephan
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 32, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 379-393 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Logion 69.2 of the Gospel of Thomas is quite similar to its parallels in Mt. 5.6 and Lk. 6.21a, the beatitude for the hungry, except for one detail: while in the Synoptic Gospels, the second part of the logion is a causal clause, in the Gospel of Thomas it is a purpose clause. If this twist of grammar is taken seriously, Gos. Thom. 69.2 finds material parallels in a range of early Christian texts that speak of fasting for the benefit of others. There may even be an otherwise neglected connection to a very similar macarism preserved in Origen’s Homilies on Leviticus (10.2) that is sometimes classified as an Agraphon.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X10365238
Pericopes Matthew 5,6
Luke 6,21
Gospel of Thomas 1,69
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