Gospel of Thomas

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The content of this work is largely in place which shows the proper interpretation of Thomas's sayings. Additional work needs to be done to create a taxonomy of Thomas's methods and demonstrate the the NT authors also used them.


The Gospel of Thomas will be presented as notes someone took while being taught how to read the sensus plenior of scripture. The term 'sensus plenior' is being used to refer to the hidden meaning of scripture which God intended, but of which the human author was not aware.

You will find many opinions about sensus plenior along a spectrum from a denial of it's existence to an admonishment that if it exists, we are not permitted to read it because we are not apostles.

With the view that the genre of Biblical revelation is that of sublime childish riddle, the sensus plenior would be expected to teach doctrine in agreement with New Testament doctrine. It is the revelation of Christ which provides the clues to solve the "mystery which has been hidden from the beginning".

After I had been studying sensus plenior for many years, I stumbled on the GOT and recognized that it appeared to be teaching the methods I was using. In order to have that background, I will briefly explain the rules used to constrain sensus plenior from being free-for-all allegory and then step through Thomas with interpretations which show that Thomas is consistent with sensus plenior. The discussion may include examples from scriptural sensus plenior using the notes from Thomas as the guide to interpretation.

I don't make the the claim that GOT should be scripture. But it would be similar to any modern book about the Bible. I believe that you will find the GOT and sensus plenior to be thoroughly orthodox in its doctrine of Christ.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Some rules for sensus plenior
3. Saying 1
4. Saying 2
5. Saying 3
6. Saying 4
7. Saying 5
8. Saying 6
9. Saying 7
10. Saying 8
11. Saying 9
12. Saying 10
13. Saying 11
14. Saying 12
15. Saying 13
16. Saying 14
17. Saying 15
18. Saying 16
19. Saying 17
20. Saying 18
21. Saying 19
22. Saying 20
23. Saying 21
24. Saying 22
25. Saying 23
26. Saying 24
27. Saying 25
28. Saying 26
29. Saying 27
30. Saying 28
31. Saying 29
32. Saying 30
33. Saying 31
34. Saying 32
35. Saying 33
36. Saying 34
37. Saying 35
38. Saying 36
39. Saying 37
40. Saying 38
41. Saying 39
42. Saying 40
43. Saying 41
44. Saying 42
45. Saying 43
46. Saying 44
47. Saying 45
48. Saying 46
49. Saying 47
50. Saying 48
51. Saying 49
52. Saying 50
53. Saying 51
54. Saying 52
55. Saying 53
56. Saying 54
57. Saying 55
58. Saying 56
59. Saying 57
60. Saying 58
61. Saying 59
62. Saying 60
63. Saying 61
64. Saying 62
65. Saying 63
66. Saying 64
67. Saying 65
68. Saying 66
69. Saying 67
70. Saying 68
71. Saying 69
72. Saying 70
73. Saying 71
74. Saying 72
75. Saying 73, 74
76. Saying 75
77. Saying 76
78. Saying 77
79. Saying 78
80. Saying 79
81. Saying 80
82. Saying 81
83. Saying 82
84. Saying 83
85. Saying 84
86. Saying 85
87. Saying 86
88. Saying 87
89. Saying 88
90. Saying 89
91. Saying 90
92. Saying 91
93. Saying 92
94. Saying 93
95. Saying 94
96. Saying 95
97. Saying 96
98. Saying 97
99. Saying 98
100. Saying 99
101. Saying 100
102. Saying 101
103. Saying 102
104. Saying 103
105. Saying 104
106. Saying 105
107. Saying 106
108. Saying 107
109. Saying 108
110. Saying 109
111. Saying 110
112. Saying 111
113. Saying 112
114. Saying 113
115. Saying 114