The Gospel Of Thomas Homepage


Stevan Davies' new full Translation, Commentary, and Annotation of the Gospel of Thomas
shows that in the Gospel of Thomas Jesus reveals the Kingdom of God
in this world, and within all people, now. Click Here For Further Information


Almost everything in the Gospel of Thomas Homepage is a link to a site.

The "Scholars' Translation" of the Gospel of Thomas
by Stephen Patterson and Marvin Meyer

Thomas FAQ

Peter Kirby's Compendium of Commentary on the Gospel of Thomas

Andrew Phillip Smith's new pages on the Gospel of Thomas

The very best books available on the subjects covered on this homepage,
with some discussion of each of them: Click Here.

Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity
by Elaine Pagels

When the Gospel of Judas was published by the National Geographic Society in April 2006, it received extraordinary media attention and was immediately heralded as a major biblical discovery that rocked the world of scholars and laypeople alike. Elaine Pagels and Karen King are the first to reflect on this newfound text and its ramifications for telling the story of early Christianity

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The Gospel of Thomas Discussion List


This is a discussion list for those interested in exploring the meanings of the 114 sayings attributed
to Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas. An invitation is extended to individuals of all faiths
and traditions who bring a sincere desire for increased understanding, appreciation and fellowship.
For further information, or to join, CLICK HERE


There is a another discussion list, one that is more academically focused and scholarly.
To learn more about it, or to join, click here.

Mahlon Smith's edited collection of Gospel of Thomas discussions

Mahlon Smith's edited collection of Q and Thomas discussions

For a large collection of "crosstalk" discussions
about the Gospel of Thomas, its history,
contents, gnostic traits and more, click here.


The entire text of The Gospel of Thomas And Christian Wisdom
by Stevan Davies is available here in Spanish online through the links below
in the translation of Juan Luis González.
The English version has been published in a second edition by Bardic Press (see above)

El Evangelio de Tomas
Es Gnostico el Evangelio de Tomas?
La Sabiduria y Tomas
Imagen y Luz
Cristologia y Sofiologia
Tomas y el Nuevo Testamento
Tomas y el Bautismo
Tomas y la Prima Carta a Los Corintinos
Apendice: La Estructura de Tomas


The Last Page of the Coptic Manuscript
of the Gospel of Thomas
The Title "peuaggelion pkata Thomas" is at the End
Click on the picture to connect to online Coptic resources.

Gospel of Thomas Links

Thomas Lambdin's Translation of the Gospel of Thomas

Brill Translation of the Gospel of Thomas into English by Schoedel et al.


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This new edition of the Gospel of Thomas and Christian Wisdom includes chapters about: The Nature of The Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Thomas and Gnosticism, Wisdom in Thomas, Image and Light, Christology and Sophiology, Thomas and the New Testament, Thomas and Baptism, Thomas and Corinthians, and a translation of the Gospel itself.

Das Thomas Evangelium
A Translation of the Gospel of Thomas into German

A Translation of the Gospel of Thomas into French

The Gospel of Thomas in Dutch, translation and discussion, by Jos Stollman

The Gospel of Thomas in Spanish
Evangelio Segun el Apostol Tomas

Swedish translation and discussion of the Gospel of Thomas

Paterson Brown's Translations of Thomas into English and Spanish

A Translation of the Gospel of Thomas into Italian by Piero La Mura

A Translation of the Gospel of Thomas into Danish

Especially Valuable: INTERLINEAR COPTIC/ENGLISH THOMAS TRANSLATION
by Michael Grondin

The Nag Hammadi Gnostic Library in English
Every single text found in the great Nag Hammadi discovery translated.
When today's novels and TV documentaries talk about
ancient hidden texts recently discovered
this is what they are talking about.

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Beautiful paintings inspired by Gospel of Thomas sayings.
Click on image below:

Ancient Thomas Texts

The Odes Of Solomon

The Book of Thomas the Contender

The Acts of Thomas

The Apocalypse of Thomas

The Manicheaen Psalms of Thomas


The Infancy Gospel of Thomas

Except for the similar names, the "Infancy Gospel of Thomas" and the "Gospel of Thomas" are not historically connected. The "Infancy Gospel of Thomas" and related texts contain stories of Jesus' birth and his childhood.


The Infancy Gospel of Thomas

Variations on the theme:

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: Text A

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: Text B

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas: Latin Text

Arabic Infancy Gospel

The Proto-Evangelium of James

The Gospel of the Nativity of Mary

Pseudo-Matthew's Gospel of the Nativity of Mary and the Infancy of Jesus

The Passion Narrative According to the ancient Gospel of Peter

Essays on the Gospel of Thomas

"Christology and Protology of the Gospel of Thomas"
republished here with the permission of The Journal of Biblical Literature

Enthymemic Texture in the Gospel of Thomas, by Vernon K. Robbins

Rhetorical Composition and Sources in the Gospel of Thomas, by Vernon K. Robbins

Carl Yenetchi's Swedenborgian Dissertation on The Gospel of Thomas

Hugh McGregor Ross' website about The Gospel of Thomas

Thomas und die Zweifler:
Ein apokryphes Evangelium und sein Widerhall im Altertum und heute
by Nikolaus Ebbinghaus, 2004

Randall E. Wilson's views of Thomas as a Gnostic Gospel

Der ungläubige Thomas by Jacob Neeff

Statistical Correlation Analysis of the Order of the Sayings
in Thomas and in the Synoptics.

History of the Discovery of Thomas and Comments on the Text
by Matthew Thomas Farrell

The Circle of the Way: Reading the Gospel of Thomas as a Christzen Text,
by Kenneth Arnold

A Thomasine Unitarian Liturgy

A conservative dependency argument.



An Explanation, Commentary and Translation of the Secret Book of John
Also known as The Apocryphon of John br>The Gnostic Religion’s primary Scripture and the basic explanation of its Mythology
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The Gospel of Thomas: Elucidation of the secrets words (English Version)

Short essays on Thomas by Elaine Pagels and Helmut Koester

Genesis Now: Midrashic Views of Bereshit Mysticism in Thomas and John
by Neil Douglas-Klotz

Johannine Sayings in the Gospel of Thomas
by Alexander Mirkovic

On Mark's Use of the Gospel of Thomas: Part One
republished here with the permission of the journal Neotestamentica

Juan Gonzales' Spanish Translation of Part One.

On Mark's Use of the Gospel of Thomas: Part Two
republished here with the permission of the journal Neotestamentica

Juan Gonzales' Spanish Translation of Part Two.

A Discussion of the Gospel of Thomas and Gnosticism

An Essay on Gnostic Idealism and the Gospel of Truth


THE GNOSTIC APOSTLE THOMAS
a book by Herbert Christian Merillat
(Enormous amount of interesting information
about the Apostle Thomas from throughout the ancient world)

Another link to that site.


What Folks Looked Like Back Then
(click on picture to see many more folks in greater detail)

The Synoptic Sayings Source Q: A Debate

The Q Sayings

Q // Thomas Parallels

Mark // Thomas Parallels

Mark Goodacre's Arguments Against the Existence of Q

Mark Goodacre's organized collection of a vast amount of Q related discussion.

Daniel Wallace's Excellent Conservative-Friendly Arguments for Markan Priority and for Q

Mahlon Smith's Synoptic Gospel Primer

The Synoptic Problem And Various Solutions: Stephen Carlson

William Arnal's Summary of Kloppenborg's Q Stratification

The Two Gospel, or Griesbach Hypothesis: Thomas Longstaff's Page

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English by Geza Vermes.
Indespensible primary source information from the time of Jesus

Apocryphal Gospels and Acts

A Splendid Collection of Apocryphal Texts
courtesy of Northwest Nazarene College

The Medieval Gospel of Barnabas

The Gospel of Mary

The Gospel of Philip

Toledoth Jesu: a Sixth Century Biography of Jesus

The Odes of Solomon - Early Christian Hymns With Thomasine Affinities

Search for any term in any Nag Hammadi Library text
and/or in virtually any other early Christian non-Canonical text

The Apocryphon of John: The Most Important Gnostic Text

First-rate site for information on Gnosticism and almost ALL the Gnostic texts

Manichaean Texts

Hermetic Texts

Plotinus’ essay called “Against the Gnostics” [The Ninth Tractate]

Greco-Egyptian Magical Papyri Spells Part One, Part Two, Part Three

Click on a word below to transfer to other Gnostic websites

Christian Material

Mark Goodacre's NEW TESTAMENT Gateway
which is The Internet's Best collection of reputable scholarly sites
on the New Testament and related matters

Biblical Studies Resource Pages

Christian Classics Library

Early Christian Writings

Bible Gateway
Search for any term in any or all biblical texts

Historical Jesus

SUMMARY OF JESUS THE HEALER
by Stevan Davies

Peter Kirby's Excellent and Interesting short summaries
of many different theories regarding the historical Jesus

COMMENTS ON THE MOVIE STIGMATA
And its relationship to the Gospel of Thomas.

The Gospel of Thomas homepage is maintained by

Stevan Davies
Professor of Religious Studies,
College Misericordia,
Dallas, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

If you have materials you would like to have added to this homepage,
either essays or links, or if you have other comments, write to me at:
sdavies @ misericordia.edu (do not include the spaces).


Walk throughout the Old City of Jerusalem
via an illustrated detailed set of sites
featuring photos and remarks by moi.


In early post-Colombian times some identified Saint Thomas
as the apostle who brought The Word to the Mesoamerican civilizations.
Visit my websites on Mayan painting and sculpture.