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Title: Where Does It Fit?
Subtitle: The Unknown Parables in the Gospel of Thomas
Author(s): KIM, David W.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 94    Issue: 4   Date: 2013   
Pages: 585-595
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.94.4.3186169

Abstract :
This article explores the genesis of some parables in the Gospel of Thomas not found elsewhere. They are not thematically related to each other. Then, how many parables exist in the text? In what way are they different or the same in comparison with the canonical Gospels? These parables in Thomas were not excluded from the concern of the post-1960s scholars, but the literary standard was not unified. The Greek fragments (P. Oxy. 654, 1, and 655) do not offer any crucial source in this case, but the Coptic manuscripts (NHC II, 2. 32-51) evince a new insight that the unknown parable tradition is not intended to show dependency on the canonical tradition; rather they commonly provide key evidence which proves the pre-gnostic Jewish sophia tradition.

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