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After the Coptic version of the complete text was discovered in 1945 at Nag Hammadi, scholars soon realized that three different Greek text fragments previously found at Oxyrhynchus (the Oxyrhynchus Papyri), also in Egypt, were part of the Gospel of Thomas. These three papyrus fragments of Thomas date to between 130 and 250 AD.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
Isn't that the gospel where Jesus states that women must become men to get into heaven.
What makes you think that the other gospels copied the Thomas gospel am
No not vice versa
The premise you undertake is flawed
There are many reasons why Thomas was left out, notably its just plane nonsense, believed written in the late part of the second century. Where you get your information from, who knows
I got my info from CARM
Christian apologetics and research ministry, the gospel of Thomas
Paints a picture explaining why Thomas is nonsense and why your op is probably invalid
No links, no support, yours sounds like assumption and opinion, not what I expect from a good teacher, commentator. Just biased speculation
Gnosisisfaith/Areyousirius etc etc and Now Sassanid already told us he doesn't need proof for his opinions. He has a few other user names he is using simultaneously trying to fool ATS using his IP masking tool You know what they say, "Don't Feed the Trolls"
originally posted by: Sassanid
The most famous text found at Nag Hammadi Egypt in the now famous Library of so called Gnostic texts is the long lost but never forgotten Gospel of Thomas. It was discussed in documents written by early church fathers, and dated around A.D. 80 in it's original Greek. The Nag Hammadi scriptures are from around 3-400 A.D. written in Coptic and were stashed away when Athanasius deemed all non-canonical texts heretical.
The interesting thing about it is its a collection of quotes attributed to Jesus and a whole lot of them are in the New Testament. Im going to list a few:
"Cast not pearls before swine."
Parable of the sower
"Perhaps people think I have come to impose peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to impose conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war. For there will be five in a house: there will be three against two...
"...if the owner of a house knows a thief is coming..."
"...,but you do not see the beam in your own eye.
"You can not enter the house of the strong and take it by force without tying the persons hands. Then you can loot the persons house."
"..., but whoever blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, on earth or in heaven."
"...,there is no one greater than John the Baptizer..."
You get the picture. If this book is originally from A.D. 80, dare I say the four Gospels of the New Testament used it for the story of the birth and death of Christ? I am suggesting it is both possible and my opinion that yes this is what happened. That's my opinion. What do you think?