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"Sometimes the answer's four and sometimes it's twenty-two." (Nick)
(Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man, 1934)

Gospel of Thomas Resources

This is a resource center for independent research related to the Gospel of Thomas.
Featuring the Internet's first complete Coptic/English translation and Concordance.

"There is a substantial and growing body of evidence that Gos. Thom. is not what it appears to be."
... M.W. Grondin, Sep, 2019

The Hidden Structure of the Coptic Prologue (11-10-9-3-9-10-11)

(A letter-count-based chiastic structure of a complexity presumably rare when unintended)

Coptic ms. counts showing precision design and careful inscription
105 occurrences of the nomina sacra IC/IHC (IHSOUS)
210 (Greek numeric value of 'IC')
1050 (Greek numeric value of 'Thomas')
500 occurrences of Copto-Greek words and names
2400 letters in those occurrences (=3*800)
800 (the value of omega and XC, n.s. for XRISTOS)
16800 letters in main body of text sans prologue (=21*800,80*210)
14400 = 16800-2400 and 18*800 (18=IH, n.s. for IHSOUS)
(Proof that the Coptic text of Thomas is not the product of ineptitude,
and that the manuscript we have is a reliable copy of a Coptic source.)
(The chance of 3 random numbers all being divisible by 100 is 1 in a million.)
(Only 16800 and its multiples are divisible by both 210 (IC) and 800 (XC) - IHSOUS XRISTOS)

The Gospel of Thomas as Puzzle-Text (220504)

An Interlinear Translation of the Coptic Gospel of Thomas
... (with links to sites about the Greek P.Oxy. fragments)
... go directly to split-screen page (best view)

A Concordance for the Coptic Gospel of Thomas (May 2013) ... doublets (Jan, 2017)

The Greek-Coptic Differences and How DeConick Handles Them (March 2015)
... DeConick's Thomas Color-Coded (Tim Staker) Linear Format Columnar Format

Earliest Testimonia to GTh (Hippolytus on the Naassenes) (May 2016)

Other English Translations of NH Codex II Texts
... (see Op-Ed piece below about Meyer-Patterson translations)

Selected Gospel of Thomas Books in English, 1983-2012
Selected Resources for the Study of Nag Hammadi Codex II

The Nag Hammadi Library (Jan, 2014)

Copto-Greek Number System, Fonts & Transliterations
Brief Notes on the Greek Number System and Early Christianity (Jan '16)
The Nomina Sacra of the Gospel of Thomas and Their Numbers (Sep '17)

Coptic Unicode Fonts and Keyboards

The Nag Hammadi Codices (courtesy Andre Gagne)
The bindings of Codex II (back cover, front cover, binding flap)
Display leaf showing page 32 of Codex II (Coptic Museum, Cairo) (Jan '17)
Facsimiles of pages 32-51 (The Gospel of Thomas)
The tau-rho, or staurogram, in the "cross saying" (#55)
Op-Ed Pieces
Reflections on the "Three Words" ** New Feb, 2023 **
Good Man or Usurer? Battle Over a Lacuna (Nov '13)
How Many Books Were in the Jar? (rewritten Nov '13)
No Man's Land: The Meyer-Patterson Family of Translations (Jun '08, rev Jan '15)
(2008 version published in The Gnostic, Issue 1, Spring 2009, 104-106)
The Strange Case of the Nancy Johnson Translation (Dec '06)

Gospel of Thomas Studies on Facebook (Nov, 2015)
Thomas-Related Writings of GTS Members at Academia (rev 230713)

The Jesus' Wife Chronicles *** now including latest on Ariel Sabar's Veritas ***
... "The most complete rundown of the Gospel of Jesus' Wife controversy ..."
... Christopher D. Cantwell and Hussein Rashid, Religion, Media, and the Digital Turn, 2015.

Links to Other Sites, Blogs, and Online discussion groups

The Gospel of Thomas in Online Videos and Podcasts (Oct 2013)

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