Gospel of Thomas
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Thomas A noncanonical, pseudonymous early Coptic writing deemed heretical, unapproved, or false by early church fathers (Hippolytus, Refutation of All Heresies, 5.2; Origen, Homily on Luke, 1; Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History, 3.25.6). Thomas contains 114 supposed sayings (known as logia),
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Thomas, Gospel of
THOMAS, GOSPEL OF (NHC II, 2). The Gospel of Thomas is an anthology of aphorisms, proverbs, parables, prophetic sayings, and community rules preserved in the name, and under the authority, of Jesus. It is thus a representative of the genre chreia collection: concise sayings aptly attributed to Jesus
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Thomas, Gospel Of
Thomas, Gospel of, one of the more significant books among a vast collection of apocryphal Christian writings. The Gospel of Thomas is not actually a Gospel, but a collection of 114 secret sayings purportedly dictated by the “living Jesus” to Judas Thomas, “the Twin” (i.e., one of Jesus’s twelve disciples).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Thomas, Gospel Of
Thomas, Gospel of (II, 2)A Coptic document buried near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, ca. a.d. 340, containing “the secret sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas recorded.” Like most of the early Christian Coptic texts in the Nag Hammadi library, it is a translation of what originally was
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Thomas, Gospel Of
THOMAS, GOSPEL OF An apocryphal Gospel written in Greek and found in a Coptic version among the papyri discovered in Nag Hammadi in Egypt during 1945–1946. The original Greek version probably dates to the latter part of the second century a.d., while the Coptic version is dated to around a.d. 400. The
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Thomas, Gospel of (Writing)
Thomas, Gospel ofSince its publication in 1959 (see Guillaumont et al.) the Coptic Gospel of Thomas has been divided into 114 sayings, or logia. The title of this work is derived from a subscript at the conclusion, which reads euangelion kata Thoman (“the Gospel according to Thomas”), a phrase borrowed
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Thomas, Gospel of
Thomas, Gospel of. An apocryphal Gospel, of which a *Coptic version was discovered among the papyri found at *Nag Hammadi (q.v.) in 1945–6. Three *Oxyrhynchus papyri (1, 654, and 655) preserve fragments of a Greek text which agrees closely, but not exactly, with the Coptic version. It is not a Gospel
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of ThomasGospel of Thomas, a collection of 114 sayings purportedly dictated by the ‘Living Jesus’ to Judas Thomas, ‘the Twin,’ discovered as part of the Nag Hammadi library. The work is not a Gospel in the genre of the canonical Gospels, since it contains no narrative about the birth, ministry,
Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics
Gospel of Thomas, The
Gospel of Thomas, The. The Claim of the Critics. Some radical critics of the New Testament claim that the Gnostic (see Gnosticism) Gospel of Thomas is equal or superior to the New Testament and that it does not support the resurrection of Christ. The so-called Jesus Seminar places the Gospel of Thomas
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Thomas, Gospel Of
Thomas, Gospel of. Accidentally discovered near the village of Nag Hammadi, Egypt, (ca. 1945–46) by a Bedouin who was looking for fertilizer for his plants. The Gospel of Thomas, written in the ancient Egyptian dialect called Coptic, is one of several documents found on that occasion that evidently formed
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
1. Gospel of Thomas
1. Gospel of ThomasThe Gospel of Thomas is a collection of 114 sayings (logia) of Jesus. It has been the object of more study than any other apocryphal Gospel. A complete copy was found in 1945 in Nag Hammadi, Egypt. This fourth-century a.d. Coptic manuscript was unearthed by three brothers who had