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The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation: With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel
DeConick, April†D.

New York: T&T Clark, 2006 pp. xiv + 359. $140.00

Series Information
Library of New Testament Studies, 287


Description: This title provides the first comprehensive analysis of the stages of development of the Gospel of Thomas, including a reconstruction, translation, and analysis of the Ďoriginalí form of this gospel, the Kernel Gospel of Thomas, as well as the later accretions. The author develops a complete analysis of the origin and meaning of Gospel of Thomas as it developed through various oral and literary compositional Ďstages,í from the earliest apocalyptic Kernel Gospel from Jerusalem (30-50 C.E.) to its final form as an early Christian mystical Gospel with Alexandrian affinities (90 C.E.).

Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Gospels, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins, Textual Criticism, The Gospel of Thomas

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Review by Stephen Patterson
Published 3/7/2010
Citation: Stephen Patterson, review of April†D. DeConick, The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation: With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


Review by Stephan Witetschek
Published 5/3/2008
Citation: Stephan Witetschek, review of April D. DeConick, The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation: With a Commentary and New English Translation of the Complete Gospel, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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