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The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation

Paperback|Oct 2007
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DeConick's new English translation of the Gospel of Thomas includes the original 'kernel' of the Gospel and all sayings. Whilst most other translations are of the Coptic text with the occasional reference to the Greek fragment and variants, this translation...


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DeConick's new English translation of the Gospel of Thomas includes the original 'kernel' of the Gospel and all sayings. Whilst most other translations are of the Coptic text with the occasional reference to the Greek fragment and variants, this translation integrates the Greek and offers new solutions to fill the gap.
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An enigmatic collection of 114 sayings of Jesus, the Gospel of Thomas was discovered in the sands of Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in the 1940s. In The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation April DeConick provides a new English translation of the entire text, including the original 'kernel' of the Gospel, and a complete saying by saying commentary. It serves as an ideal companion to DeConick's critically acclaimed history of the Gospel, Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas (T&T Clark, 2006). Book jacket.
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An enigmatic collection of 114 sayings of Jesus, the 'Gospel of Thomas' was discovered in the sands of Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in the 1940's.Here, April DeConick provides a new English translation of the entire Gospel of Thomas, which includes the original 'kernel' of the Gospel and all the sayings. Whilst most other translations are of the Coptic text with only occasional reference to the Greek fragment variants, this translation integrates the Greek and offers new solutions to complete the lacunae. A unique feature of this book is that translations to the parallels of the Gospel are also included.Since its discovery, scholars and the public alike have been intrigued to know what the Gospel says and what light it sheds on the formation of early Christianity. In 'Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas', April DeConick argued that the gospel was a 'rolling corpus,' a book of sayings that grew over time, beginning as a simple written gospel containing oracles of the prophet Jesus. As the community faced various crises and constituency changes, including the delay of the Eschaton and the need to accommodate Gentiles within the group, its traditions were reinterpreted and the sayings in their gospel updated, accommodating the present experiences of the community.This volume was originally published in hardback as volume 287 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series and is part of the Early Christianity in Context subseries.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 276080
  • Product Code 9780567042927
  • ISBN 0567042928
  • EAN 9780567042927
  • Pages 376
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Bloomsbury T&t Clark
  • Publication Date Oct 2007
  • Sales Rank 52014
  • Dimensions 234 x 160 x 19mm
  • Weight 0.577kg

April D Deconick

April D. DeConick (Ph.D., University of Michigan, Near Eastern Studies) is Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Biblical Studies at Rice University, Texas. She is the author of Seek to See Him: Ascent and Vision Mysticism in the Gospel of Thomas (Brill, 1996); Voices of the Mystics: Early Christian Discourse in the Gospels of John, Thomas and Other Ancient Christian Literature (T&T Clark, 2001); Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas: A History of the Gospel and Its Growth (T&T Clark, 2005); The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation: With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel (T&T Clark, 2006). She has recently edited a volume of papers, Paradise Now: Essays on Early Jewish and Christian Mysticism (Society of Biblical Literature, 2006) and co-edited Thomasine Traditions in Antiquity: The Social and Cultural World of the Gospel of Thomas (Brill, 2005).She just completed a book on the Gospel of Judas, the first to seriously challenge the interpretation and translation published by National Geographic (2006). Her book is entitled The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel of Judas Really Says (London: Continuum, 2007). She is currently writing a book on Gnostic Spirituality, and editing a volume on mysticism in the New Testament Gospels for the New Testament Mysticism Project.

  • Part 1: Translation Of The Kernel Gospel Of Thomas; Part 2: Translation Of The Complete Gospel Of Thomas; Part 3: Commentary On The Gospel Of Thomas.

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