An Op-Ed blog by April DeConick, featuring discussions of the Nag Hammadi collection, Tchacos Codex,
and other Christian apocrypha, but mostly just the things on my mind.
featuring discussions of the Nag Hammadi collection,
and other Christian apocrypha,
but mostly just the things on my mind.
I see the relation of this verse to GT 72:72. A [person said] to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me."He said to the person, "Mister, who made me a divider?"He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I'm not a divider, am I?" Jesus is one who unites. By uniting heaven and earth, spirit and flesh, this is how the Kingdom is manifested on Earth and in each human being.What I find fascinating by this study of related verses in different texts is the illustration of multiple attestation - which seems to be a criterion among scholars to test the degree of probability of the authenticity of a saying of Jesus. It was done with the canonical gospels. Is this same criterion of multiple attestation valid with non-canonical texts? Or is this just an example of a saying's popularity among oral traditions? (Which, likewise, could hold true for the canonical gospels.)
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