Gospel of Thomas Bibliography & Credits

All materials are copyright by their respective authors or publishers.

The web site is the work of Peter Kirby (e-mail me).

Thanks go out to Michael Grondin of The Coptic Gospel of Thomas in Context for proofreading the Coptic text used for this web site. Any errors that remain are my own.

The subtitles on the index page are due to Bentley Layton in The Gnostic Scriptures.

The Coptic transcription of the Gospel of Thomas on this web site is primarily based on Meyer's text in the Q Thomas Reader and The Gospel of Thomas: The Hidden Sayings of Jesus.

The Greek transcription of the Oxyrhynchus fragments is due to J. A. Fitzmyer in Essays on the Semitic background of the New Testament.

The Blatz translation of the Gospel of Thomas is from New Testament Apocrypha. The Layton translation of the Gospel of Thomas is from The Gnostic Scriptures. The Doresse translation of the Gospel of Thomas is from The secret books of the Egyptian Gnostics. The Doresse translation of the Greek fragments is also from The secret books of the Egyptian Gnostics. The Attridge translation of the Greek fragments is from New Testament Apocrypha.

The citation references for parallels is from Robert Funk's New Gospel Parallels with some expansions from my own reading. The quotations from the Bible are from the King James. The quotations from the Dialogue of the Savior are from Robinson's The Nag Hammadi Library in English. The quotations from other documents are either from New Testament Apocrypha or are public domain.

The books selected for quotation are listed next to the quotes and in the bibliography below.

Amundsen, Insights from the Secret Teachings of Jesus.

Blatz, B., The Coptic Gospel of Thomas, W. Schneemelcher, ed, New Testament Apocrypha, English translation by R. McL. Wilson, James Clarke & Co. Ltd.; Westminster/John Knox Press, Cambridge; Louisville, 1991, 110-133.

Bruce, F.F., Jesus and Christian Origins Outside the New Testament.

Crossan, The Birth of Christianity.

Crossan, Four Other Gospels.

Crossan, In Fragments.

Crossan, The Historical Jesus.

Davies, The Christology And Protology of the Gospel of Thomas.

Doresse, J., The secret books of the Egyptian Gnostics: An introduction to the Gnostic Coptic manuscripts discovered at Chenoboskion, Viking/Hollis & Carter, New York/London, 1960.

Finegan, J., Hidden Records of the Life of Jesus.

Fitzmyer, J.A., The Oxyrhynchus logoi of Jesus and the Coptic Gospel according to Thomas, J.A. Fitzmyer, Essays on the Semitic background of the New Testament, Scholar's Press, Missoula, 1974, 355-433.

Funk, New Gospel Parallels.

Funk and Hoover, The Five Gospels.

Grant, R.M., Gnosticism and Early Christianity.

Grant, R.M., and Freedman, D.N., The secret sayings of Jesus, Garden City/Doubleday Collins, New York/London, 1960.

Jeremias, J., The Parables of Jesus.

Kloppenborg, et al., Q-Thomas Reader.

Koester, H., Ancient Christian Gospels.

Layton, B., Nag Hammadi codex II,2-7 together with XIII,2*, Brit. Lib. Or.4926(1), and P. Oxy. 1, 654, 655, E.J. Brill, Leiden, 1989.

Layton, B., The Gnostic Scriptures: Ancient Wisdom for the New Age, Doubleday, New York/London, 1987.

Gartner, The Theology of the Gospel According to Thomas.

Gerd Ludemann, Jesus After 2000 Years.

Meier, J.P., A Marginal Jew.

Montefiore, Thomas and the Evangelists.

Morrice, Hidden Sayings of Jesus.

Patterson, The Fifth Gospel.

Patterson, The Gospel of Thomas and Jesus.

Price, R., Deconstructing Jesus.

Riley, Resurrection Reconsidered.

Robinson, J.M., ed., The Nag Hammadi Library.

Robinson, J.M., and Koester, H., Trajectories through early Christianity, Fortress, Philadelphia, 1968.

Rudolph, K., Gnosis.

Theissen, G. and A. Merz, The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide.

Uro, Thomas at the Crossroads.

van Unnik, Newly Discovered Gnostic Writings.

Valantasis, The Gospel of Thomas.

Wilson, R.M., Studies in the Gospel of Thomas, A.R. Mowbray & Co., London, 1960.

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