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Author Horman, John, 1940- author.

Title A common written Greek source for Mark and Thomas / John Horman.

Publication Info. Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource.
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Series Studies in Christianity and Judaism series ; 20
Studies in Christianity and Judaism ; 20.
Summary This book 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, the book sheds light on the literary methods of Mark and Thomas. A literary comparison of the texts of the sayings of Jesus that appear in both Mark and Thomas shows that each adapted an earlier collection for his own purpose. Neither Mark nor Thomas consistently gives the original or earliest form of the shared sayings; hence, Horman states, each used and adapted an earlier source. Close verbal parallels between the versions in Mark and Thomas show that the source was written in Greek. Horman's conclusion is that this common source is N. This proposal is new, and has implications for life of Jesus research. Previous research on sayings attributed to Jesus has treated Thomas in one of two ways: either as an independent stream of Jesus sayings written without knowledge of the New Testament Gospels and or as a later piece of pseudo-Scripture that uses the New Testament as source. This book rejects both views.
Biography 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.
Contents N : A New Greek Source. The Scope of N -- The Sayings Common to Mark and Thomas -- Other Candidates for N -- The Setting of N in Early Christianity -- Conclusions -- Excursus. 1. Sayings of Jesus and Narrative about Jesus in the Early Church -- 2. Esoteric and Exoteric Sayings and Settings in Mark -- 3. Narrative Frameworks for Sayings in Mark -- 4. Structural Markers Indicating the Use of Sources in Thomas -- 5. Thomas and the "Gnostics."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-247) and index.
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Language Includes text in Greek and Coptic.
Subject Bible. Mark -- Criticism, Textual.
Bible. Mark.
Criticism, Textual.
Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel) -- Criticism, Textual.
Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel)
Bible. Mark -- Language, style.
Language and languages -- Style.
Gospel of Thomas (Coptic Gospel) -- Language, style.
Jesus Christ -- Words.
Jesus Christ.
Words of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ.
Synoptic problem.
Synoptic problem.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
ISBN 9781554582426 (electronic book)
1554582423 (electronic book)
9781554582242 (print)
1554582245 (print)