"These are the hidden sayings that the living Jesus spoke and Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down." With this opening statement, the Gospel of Thomas, legendary Apostle to the East, introduces a startlingly profound list of Jesus' ancient Wisdom sayings. Similar to the collections of quotations copied by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Thomas' Gospel contains a hundred and fourteen sayings, half of which don't appear in the New Testament.
Once known from only a handful of ancient sources, third-century Greek fragments of this Gospel first turned up at the end of the nineteenth century - but it wasn't until the middle of the twentieth that a complete Coptic manuscript was discovered. The Gospel of Thomas: A New Translation for Spiritual Seekers not only cuts through the ensuing debate, but also presents the very first public domain translation of this amazing discovery.
||Mattison, Mark M