Early Christian Writings Commentary
Title: Gospel of Thomas Commentary: Saying 1
Subheading: This page explores modern interpretations of the Gospel according to Thomas, an ancient text preserved in a Coptic translation at Nag Hammadi and Greek fragments at Oxyrhynchus. With no particular slant, this commentary gathers together quotations from various scholars in order to elucidate the meaning of the sayings, many of which are rightly described as “obscure.”
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From: Early Christian Writings
Horst Balz. (T87)
Bentley Layton. (T68)
Harold W Attridge. (T34)
Jean Doresse. (T81)
Robert Funk. (T71)
Nag Hammadi Coptic Text
BLATZ4CM Translator ID: T87
(1) And he said: He who shall find the interpretation of these words shall not taste of death..
LAYTON4CM Translator ID: T68
(1) And he said, “Whoever finds the meaning of these sayings will not taste death.”
DORESSE4CM Translator ID: T81
[1.] And he said: “Whoever penetrates the meaning of these words will not taste death!”
Oxyrhynchus Greek Fragment
DORESSE – – Oxyrhynchus4CM Translator ID: T81
And he said: [“Whoever penetrates the mea]ning of these words will not taste [death!”].
ATTRIDGE – – Oxyrhynchus4CM Translator ID: T34
(1) And he said, “[Whoever finds the interpretation] of these sayings will not experience [death].”