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Bibil Identifier bibil:224388
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Named Testimonia to the Gospel of Thomas: An Expanded Inventory and Analysis
Author Gathercole, Simon
Journal Harvard Theological Review (Volume: 105, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 53-89 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The question of how much apocryphal Gospels were rebutted, suppressed or even destroyed in antiquity is a question of perennial interest, both popular and scholarly. The present article makes no attempt at any sort of complete answer to this question, but has the rather more modest aim of analyzing the various testimonia—from antiquity into the middle ages—that make explicit reference to a “Gospel of Thomas.” This article will not touch on the numerous allusions to, or quotations of, the contents of this Gospel, but will be confined to treatments of the title (hence “named testimonia”). The impetus for this particular investigation is of course the presence, at the end of the second tractate of Nag Hammadi Codex II, of a colophon reading “The Gospel according to Thomas.” Given the controversial contents of this Gospel, and the equally controversial place that it occupies in scholarly reconstructions of Christian origins, Thomas's reception in antiquity has been widely discussed since the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Codices (see n. 2 below).
DOI 10.1017/S0017816011000538
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex II : 2, Gospel of Thomas
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Scripture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature
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