Early Christian Writings Commentary
Title: Gospel of Thomas Commentary: Saying 62
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
(62) Jesus said: I speak my mysteries to those [who are worthy of my] mysteries. What your right hand does, let not your left hand know what it does.
LAYTON4CM Translator ID: T68
(62) Jesus said, “it is to those [worthy] of [my] secrets that I am telling my secrets. Do not let your (sing.) left hand understand what your right hand is doing.
DORESSE4CM Translator ID: T81
66 . Jesus says: “When I tell my mysteries to [. . .] mystery: [what] your right hand does, let your left hand not know <that> it does it.”