Gospel of Thomas Commentary: Saying 112 Soul should be independent of flesh


Early Christian Writings Commentary

Title: Gospel of Thomas Commentary: Saying 112

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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FromEarly Christian Writings 

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By:
Horst Balz. (T87)
Bentley Layton. (T68)
Harold W Attridge. (T34)
Jean Doresse. (T81)
Robert Funk. (T71)

Our Ref:
ECST: 014.10.000.T34
ECST: 014.10.000.T68
ECST: 014.10.000.T71
ECST: 014.10.000.T81
ECST: 014.10.000.T87


Nag Hammadi Coptic Text

Gospel of Thomas Coptic Text

BLATZ[1]4CM Translator ID: T87

(112) Jesus said: Woe to the flesh that depends on the soul; woe to the soul that depends on the flesh.

LAYTON[2]4CM Translator ID: T68

(112) Jesus said, “Woe to the flesh that depends upon a soul. Woe to the soul that depends upon flesh.”

DORESSE[3]4CM Translator ID: T81

116 [112]. Jesus says: “Cursed is the flesh that depends on the soul, and cursed is the soul that depends on the flesh!”

Funk’s Parallels[4]4CM Translator ID: T71

GThom 87
• GThom 29


Scholarly Quotes

Helmut Koester writes: “Flesh and spirit, body and soul, are two different components in a human being, joined in an unholy mix which spells doom for both” 

Ancient Christian Gospels, p. 126

References

1 4CM Translator ID: T87
2 4CM Translator ID: T68
3 4CM Translator ID: T81
4 4CM Translator ID: T71

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