A Common Written Greek Source for Mark and Thomas

Wilfrid Laurier University Press
  • erschienen am 25. Februar 2011
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 270 Seiten
978-1-55458-224-2 (ISBN)
Uncovers an early collection of sayings, called N, that are ascribed to Jesus and are similar to those found in the "Gospel of Thomas" and in "Q", a document believed to be a common source, with Mark, for Matthew and Luke. In the process, this book reveals the literary methods of Mark and Thomas.
  • Englisch
  • Waterloo, Ontario
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  • Kanada
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  • Höhe: 235 mm
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  • Breite: 158 mm
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  • Dicke: 21 mm
  • 510 gr
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John Horman received his Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1973 and is an independent scholar from Waterloo, ON. He has published in Novum Testamentum, and this is his first book.
Table of Contents for A Common Written Greek Source for Mark and Thomas by John Horman Preface Introduction N: A New Greek Source The Scope of N The Sayings Common to Mark and Thomas N 2:19 The Bridegroom and the Bridechamber N 2:21 Old and New N 3:27 Bbinding the Strong Person N 3:28 Speaking against the Holy Spirit N 3:31 Jesus's Mother and Brothers N 4:3 The Sower N 4:9 Whoever Has Ears N 4:11 Mystery N 4:21 A Lamp under a Storage Vessel N 4:22 What is Hidden Will Be Revealed N 4:25 Whoever Has Will Receive N 4:29 When the Fruit Ripens N 4:30 A Mustard Seed N 6:4 Prophet Is Not Received N 7:15 What Goes into the Mouth N 8:27 What Am I Like? N 8:34 Carry One's Cross N 9:1 Tasting Death N 10:15 Become as a Child N 10:31 The First and the Last N 11:23 Moving a Mountain N 12:1 The Vineyard Owner and the Sharecroppers N 12:10 The Stone That the Builders Rejected N 12:13 Taxes to Caesar N 13:31 Heaven Will Pass Away N 14:58 I Will Destroy This House Other Candidates for N The Setting of N in Early Christianity Conclusions Excursus Excursus 1: Sayings of Jesus and Narrative about Jesus in the Early Church Excursus 2: Esoteric and Exoteric Sayings and Settings in Mark Excursus 3: Narrative Frameworks for Sayings in Mark Excursus 4: Structural Markers Indicating the Use of Sources in Thomas Excursus 5: Thomas and the "Gnostics" Notes Bibliography Indexes Text Nag Hammadi Scriptures Subject Greek Coptic
``This is a very learned, thoughtful, meticulous work of scholarship that adds a novel alternative to the various theories on the sources and composition histories of the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Thomas, the latter especially. The N hypothesis will be provocative in the best sense; it will provoke debate, surely criticism, scholarly re-thinking of how to account for the composition of the Gospel of Thomas, still a front of hyper-activity in scholarship on early Christianity and its literature.'' -- Willi Braun, University of Alberta, editor of[http://www.wlupress.wlu.ca/Catalog/braun.shtml Rhetoric andReality in Early Christianities] (WLU Press, 2005) -- 201101 ``Systematically working through the evidence, H. makes a strong case for a shared written source behind parts of Mark and Thomas. If he is correct, we have a sayings source as old as Q but with a different viewpoint. More speculative are H.'s ideas about the secondary nature of narrative (includng passion narrative) in early Christian writing and about the lack of interest in a narrative of Jesus' life until the mid-second century. The question of how and where the Gospel of Thomas continued to expand beyond the common written source is left open. The stream of Thomas research shows little sign of abating or reaching a consensus, but H. adds important data and analysis to the ongoing effort.'' -- Janet Timbie, The Catholic University of America -- Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 75, 2013, 201309 ``Without doubt this is an innovative hypothesis, which carefully reconstructs proposed earlier forms of traditions behind shared Markan and Thomasine parallels. Readers will be grateful for the care displayed in handling both Coptic and Greek sayings, and the technical skills used to recreate the form that is suggested to underlie these parallels.'' -- Paul Foster -- Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 34(5), 2012, 201208

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