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Ancient Manuscript Sources

  • Nag Hammadi, Codex II, Tractate 2 (pgs. 32-51)
    (Coptic, Fourth century, Prologue-Saying 114)
  • Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 654
    (Greek, Mid-Third Century, Prologue+Sayings 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1
    (Greek, Late Second-Early Third Century, Sayings 26, 27, 28,. 29, 30, 77b, 31, 32, 33)
  • Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 655
    (Greek, Sayings 24, 36, 37, 38, 39)

English Translations of Nag Hammadi Codex II Tractate 2 (The Gospel of Thomas)

  • Stephen J. Patterson, The Fifth Gospel : The Gospel of Thomas Comes of Age (Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press 2000).
  • Ehrman, Bart D., ed. The New Testament and Other Early Christian Writings: A Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • Miller, Robert J., ed. The Complete Gospels: Annotated Scholars Version. Rev and enl. ed. Sonoma: Polebridge, 1994.
  • Elliott, J.K., ed. The Apocryphal New Testament. Oxford: Clarendon, 1993.
  • Meyer, Marvin. The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus. San Fransisco: HarperCollins, 1992.
  • Schneemelcher, Wilhem, ed. Gospels and Related Writings. Translated by R. McL. Wilson. Vol. 1 of New Testament Apocrypha. Rev. ed. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1991.
  • Robinson, James M., ed. Nag Hammadi Library In English. San Fransisco: HarperCollins, 1988.
  • Cameron, Ron, ed. The Other Gospels: Non-Canonical Texts. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1982.

Important Academic Editions of Manuscript Sources

  • Aland, Kurt, ed. Synopsis Quattuor Evangeliorum. 15 ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1996.
    • Nag Hammadi II.2: Coptic Text
    • P.Oxy. 654, 1, 655: Greek Text
    • Retranslation of Coptic sayings not preserved on P.Oxy. 654, 1, 655 into Greek
  • Layton, Bentley, ed. Nag Hammadi Codex II,2-7 Together With XIII,2*, BRIT. LIB. OR. 4926(1), and P.OXY. 1, 654, 655. Vol. 1. New York: Brill, 1989.
    • Nag Hammadi II.2: Critical Coptic Text
  • Attridge, Harold W. "Appendix: The Greek Fragments." Nag Hammadi Codex II,2-7 Together With XIII,2*, BRIT. LIB. OR. 4926(1), and P.OXY. 1, 654, 655. Edited by Bentley Layton. Vol. 1. New York: Brill, 1989.
    • P.Oxy. 654, 1, 655: Critical Greek Text
  • The Department of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices: Codex II. Leiden: Brill, 1974.
    • Nag Hammadi II.2: Manuscript Photos
  • Fitzmeyer, Joseph A. "The Oxyrhynchus Logoi of Jesus and the Coptic Gospel According to Thomas." Pages 355-433 in Essays on the Semitic Background of the New Testament. London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1971.
    • P.Oxy. 654, 1, 655: Greek Text
  • Guillaumont, Antoine. The Gospel according to Thomas: Coptic Text Established and Translated. Leiden: Brill, 1959.
    • Nag Hammadi II.2: Coptic Text (editio princeps)
  • Evelyn-White, Hugh. The Sayings of Jesus From Oxyrhynchus. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1920.
    • P.Oxy. 654, 1: Greek Text
  • Grenfell, Bernard P., and Arthur S. Hunt, eds. "654. New Sayings of Jesus." Pages 1-22 in vol. 4 of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1904.
    • P.Oxy. 654: Greek Text, Manuscript Photo
  • Grenfell, Bernard P., and Arthur S. Hunt, eds. "655. Fragment of a Lost Gospel." Pages 22-28 in vol. 4 of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1904.
    • P.Oxy. 655: Greek Text, Manuscript Photo
  • Grenfell, Bernard P., and Arthur S. Hunt. New Sayings of Jesus and Fragment of a Lost Gospel. London: Oxford University Press, 1904.
    • P.Oxy. 654: Greek Text (editio princeps), Manuscript Photo
    • P.Oxy. 655: Greek Text (editio princeps)
  • Grenfell, Bernard P., and Arthur S. Hunt, eds. "1. Logia Iesou." Pages 1-3 in vol. 1 of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898.
    • P.Oxy. 655: Greek Text
  • Grenfell, Bernard P., and Arthur S. Hunt. Logia Iesou: Sayings of Our Lord From An Early Greek Papyrus. London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1897.
    • P.Oxy. 1: Greek Text (editio princeps), Manuscript Photo

 

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