The Gospel of Thomas and the Canon Parallels


The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Corinthian Connections

(Thomas 17 and 1 Corinthians 2:9)


The Gospel of Thomas - Galatians Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - Ephesians Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - Philippians Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - Colossians Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Thessalonians Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Timothy Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - Hebrews Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - James Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 Peter Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - 1 John Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - The Revelation of Jesus Christ Connections


The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of Mark Connections

The Gospel of Thomas - The Gospel of John Connections



Comparing the Thomas Chiastic Structures with the Canon

(A page for the student and the scholar looking for evidence.)

The sayings in the Gospel of Thomas are divided into 5 categories: 
Sayings that are variants of or close parallels to canonical passages (22 of these),
sayings that appear more remotely parallel or similar in some way (28),
sayings which contain parts parallel to several unconnected passages (13),
sayings parallel to non-canonical traditions of Jesus (only 1 of these),
and those with no apparent parallels (50).

Consider the relationship or influence of the chiastic parallels on the canon.
Click on the links of the Thomas logion below.


A: Variants/Close Parallels

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9: Mt13:3-8, Mk4:3-8, Lk8:5-8

10: Lk12:49

16: Mt10:34-36, Lk12:51-53

20: Mt13:31-32, Mk4:30-32, Lk13:18-19

26: Mt7:3-5, Lk6:41-42

34: Mt15:14, Lk6:39

35: Mt12:29, Mk3:27, Lk11:21-22

41: Mt25:29, Lk19:26

45: Mt7:16-20, Lk6:43-46

46: Mt11:11, Lk7:28

54: Mt5:3, Lk6:20

64: Mt22:3-9, Lk14:16-24

65: Mt21:33-39, Mk12:1-8, Lk20:9-15

66: Mt21:42, Mk12:10, Lk20:17; Psalm118:22

73: Mt9:37-38, Lk10:2

86: Mt8:20, Lk9:58

89: Lk11:39-40

93: Mt7:6

94: Mt7:7-8, Lk11:9-10

100: Mk12:13-17, Lk20:22-25

103: Mt24:43, Lk12:39

107: Mt18:12-13, Lk15:3-7

B: Remote Parallels

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1: Jn8:51

3: Lk17:21

5: Mt10:26, Lk10:2

8: Mt13:47-48

17: 1Cor2:9; Isaiah 64:4

30: Mt18:20

31: Mk6:4, Lk4:23-24, Jn4:44

32: Mt5:14

36: Mt6:25, Lk12:22

40: Mt15:13

44: Mt12:32, Mk3:28-29, Lk12:10

48: Mt18:19, Mk11:23-24

57: Mt13:24-30

58: Mt11:28

59: Jn7:34, Jn13:33

63: Lk12:16-21

68: Mt5:11, Lk6:22

71: Mk14:58

72: Lk12:13-15

75: Mt22:14

78: Mt11:7-9, Lk7:24-26

90: Mt11:28-30

95: Lk6:34-35, Lk14:12-14

96: Mt13:33, Lk13:20-21

99: Mt12:46-50, Mk3:31-35

101: Mt10:37, Lk14:26

109: Mt13:44

113: Lk17:20-21

C: Multiple Parallels

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14a: no parallels

14b: Lk10:8-9

14c: Mt15:11, Mk7:15

21a: no parallels

21b: Mt24:43, Lk12:39

21c: Mk4:26-29

22a: Mt18:3, Lk18:17

22b: Mt5:29-30, Mk9:43-48

24a: Jn13:36

24b: Mt6:22-23, Lk11:34-36

33a: Mt10:27

33b: Mt5:15, Mk4:21, Lk8:16, Lk11:33

39a: Lk11:52

39b: Mt10:16

43a: Jn8:25

43b: Mt7:16-20, Lk6:43-46(?)

55a: Lk14:26

55b: Mt10:37

62a: Mt13:11, Mk4:11, Lk8:10

62b: Mt6:3

69a: Mt5:8 (cf. Thomas saying 68)

69b: Mt5:6, Lk6:21

76a: Mt13:45-46

76b: Mt6:20, Lk12:33

79a: Lk11:27-28

79b: Lk23:29

91a: Jn9:36

91b: Lk12:54-56

D: Non-Canonical Parallels

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42: Some stands of Islamic tradition attribute this saying to

Jesus.

E: No Parallels

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All the following sayings have no parallels in the Bible or

other non-Gnostic traditions:

2 23 51 77 98

4 25 52 80 102

6 27 53 81 104

7 28 56 82 105

11 29 60 84 106

12 37 61 85 108

13 38 67 87 110

15 47 70 88 111

18 49 73 92 112

19 50 74 97 114

Made available to the net by

Paul Halsall <HALSALL@MURRAY.FORDHAM.EDU>

The five gospel parallels

http://www.utoronto.ca/religion/synopsis/meta-5g.htm

 

Parallels and Greek

http://www.crivoice.org/thomas.html

 

PDF providing parallels but not in a chart. Uses Lamdin's version.

http://www.freehealingbooks.com/user/image/gospel_of_thomas.pdf

 

 


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