The infancy gospel of thomas gives an account of the births of both mary and jesus, and includes an interesting account of how mary and joseph end up together. The following critical translation of the infancy gospel of thomas is the result of an earnest attempt to approach as near as possible the text of the gospel in its earliesti. Infancy gospel of thomas alexander walker translation of the latin form from antenicene fathers. Full text of the first gospel of the infancy of jesus. The extant greek fragments supply us with all but five of the fifteen acts composing the work. In this case, the author describes details that are absent from the childhood narrative of jesus particularly as his childhood was described in the gospel of luke. Believed to have been written in the fifth or sixth century. This essay looks at the infancy narrative in the gospels of st. This public domain translation is based on hagios saba 259. The gospel of thomas was written in 340 in coptic, but the foundations are earlier oral traditions. The writing of the holy apostle thomas concerning the conversation of the lord in his childhood. First, infancy thomas opens with jesus playing creation infthom 2.
Joachims plight 1 in the histories of the twelve tribes of israel, joachim was a very rich man. The following translation has been committed to the public domain and may be freely copied and used, changed or unchanged, for any purpose. The childhood of the saviour infancy gospel of thomas. One early christian text, the infancy gospel of thomas, invents some pretty crazy stories about the schoolboy. Infancy gospel of thomas igt is believed to be one of the earliest texts of the christian apocrypha. The infancy gospel of thomas is a loose collection of childhood stories about jesus. Thomas the israelite philosophers account of the infancy of the lord. The first publication of the igt material from one of these manuscripts london, british library, add. Infancy gospel of thomas on early christian writings. In the name of the father, and the son, and the holy spirit, one god. It is based on the earliest greek manuscript, hagios saba 259.
Sabaiticus 259 of the eleventhcentury with an eye to the early versions syriac, old latin, georgian, and. Infancy gospel of thomas wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. The text, which provided the basis for the jesus seminars scholars version translation of the infancy gospel of james, has been divided. The very interesting thing is that the book contains direct citations of jesus christ in 114 verses. It may have been compiled as early as the sixth century, and was partly based on the infancy gospel of thomas, and protevangelium of james. Acts of christ and peter in rome, arabic infancy gospel, epistle of the apostles, gospel of pseudomatthew, history of the virgin east. Full text of the first gospel of the infancy of jesus christ. The infancy gospel of thomas 150185ad the infancy gospel of thomas, like the infancy gospel of james, is an ancient text attempting to details missing from the canonical gospels. It fills in gaps in the gospels of the new testament, which mostly skip over the growingup years of jesus. The original in greek, from which this translation is made, will be found printed by cotelerius, in his notes on the constitutions of the apostles, from a ms. As a guide to the material covered a diagram is included of composite events covered in the canonical gospels and the protevangelium of james and the infancy gospel of thomas.
Author admin1 posted on july 22, 2016 tags infancy gospel of thomas leave a comment on the infancy gospel of thomas latin infancy gospel of thomas greek a introduction. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The text, which provided the basis for the jesus seminars scholars version translation of. The gospel according to thomas also known as codex ii was found in egypt in 1945. Gospel of luke, infancy gospel of thomas, and gospel of john. The lost books of the bible dover value editions william hone. Gospel of thomas, childhood of jesus, paidika standard abbreviation. The gospel narrative does not extend beyond jesus infancy and focuses. The infancy gospel of thomas is a biographical gospel about the childhood of jesus, believed to date at the latest to the second century. It contains the infancy gospel of james, followed by an account of the flight into egypt, and ending with the infancy gospel of thomas e. Infancy gospel of thomas jeremiah jones translation, 18th century, reprinted in the suppressed gospels and epistles, 19th century only a part of the gospel is covered in this translation, since jones had only a greek fragment to work with.
The earliest of these lives is extant in two manuscripts which compile the protevangelium of james, the infancy gospel of thomas, and the assumption of the virgin. Infancy gospel of thomas wikisource, the free online library. Infancy thomas is most wellknown in standard chapter greek a form of the text. The first gospel of the infancy of jesus christ, also commonly referred to as the infancy gospel of thomas not to be confused with the apocryphal book simply called the gospel of thomas, dates to ad 185 and tells stories of the early events in the life of christ, including miracles. With the help and favour of the most high we begin to write a book of the miracles of our lord and master and saviour jesus christ, which is called the gospel of the infancy. The older testimonies about this book have been given already. I now present the three principal forms of it, as given by tischendorf. I, thomas the israelite, have thought it needful to make known unto all the brethren that are of the. The infancy gospel of thomas catholic religion teacher. Luke afresh after study of the infancy narrative in the apocryphal literature.
While playing in a rushing stream, jesus separates some of the flowing water into ponds and purifies it with a single command 2. Download the gospel of thomas download the free pdf. The infancy gospel of thomas the infancy gospel of thomas chapter. In the new testament, only the gospel of luke includes a childhood story, featuring the twelveyearold jesus and his parents luke 2. The text of the gospel of thomas from the scholars version translation published in the complete gospels prologue these are the secret sayings that the living jesus spoke and didymos judas thomas recorded. The syriac infancy gospel also known as the arabic infancy gospel is a new testament apocryphal writing concerning the infancy of jesus. For additional reflections about the history, context, and meaning of the infancy gospel of james, see my book, the infancy gospels. We find what follows in the book of joseph the high priest, who lived in the time of christ. I thomas the israelite have deemed it necessary to make known to all the brethren of the heathen the great things which our lord jesus christ did in his childhood, when he dwelt in the body in the city of nazareth, going in the fifth year of his age. There are only two surviving manuscripts dating from 1299 ad and the 15th16th. I, thomas the israelite, have thought it needful to make known unto all the brethren that are of the gentiles the mighty works of childhood which our lord jesus christ wrought when he was conversant in the body, and came unto the city of nazareth in the fifth. Gospel of john energize and theologize lukan tradition throughout the infancy gospel of thomas. Introduction matthew and luke are the only two canonical gospels that include information about jesus birth. The infancy gospel of thomas, in hock, r f, the infancy gospels of james and thomas.
The infancy gospel of thomas bible study biblewise. Clarendon press, 1924 the stories of thomas the israelite, the philosopher, concerning the works of the childhood of the lord. The syriac text of igt syr is found in several interrelated compilations of lives of mary. In the name of the father, and the son, and the holy spirit, one god with the help and favour of the most high we begin to write a book of the miracles of our lord and master and saviour jesus christ, which is called the gospel of the infancy. It is based primarily on the best of our greek manuscripts cod. Lambdin these are the secret sayings which the living jesus spoke and which didymos judas thomas wrote down. I thomas, an israelite, write you this account, that all the brethren from among the heathen may know the miracles of our lord jesus christ in his infancy, which he did after his birth in our country. With in troduction, notes, an d original text featuring the new schol ars version translation, 84158. These gospel references therefore were to the infancy gospel of thomas, on the one hand, a wellknown narrative about jesus the wunderkind or child prodigy and, on the other, to another gospel which later came to be identified with the coptic thomas we are discussing. The infancy gospel of james the following translation is based on the greek text printed in ronald f. For more information about hagios saba 259, see the manuscript information page.648 819 349 1068 282 79 473 533 1393 64 1133 480 656 540 789 1519 977 1014 87 1044 1480 1342 374 686 653 32 256 1155 1328 788 455 1027 720 1405 709 465 902 1290 484 809 1315