Early Christian Writings Commentary
Title: Gospel of Thomas Commentary: Saying 111
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
(111) Jesus said: The heavens will be rolled up and likewise the earth in your presence, and the living one, (come forth) from the Living One, will not see death or <fear>, because Jesus says: He who finds himself, of him the world is not worthy.
LAYTON4CM Translator ID: T68
(111) Jesus said, “The heavens and the earth will roll up in your (plur.) presence. And the living from the living will not see death.” – Doesn’t Jesus mean that the world is not worthy of a person who has found the self?
DORESSE4CM Translator ID: T81
115 . Jesus says: “The heavens and the earth will open (?) before you, and he who lives by Him who is living will not see death”, because (?) Jesus says this: “He who keeps to himself alone, the world is not worthy of him.”