Gospel of Thomas - Chapter 092

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Saying 91

This one actually goes with the previous one.

(91) They said to him, "Tell us who you are so that we may believe in you."

He said to them, "You read the face of the sky and of the earth, but you have not recognized the one who is before you, and you do not know how to read this moment."

Lk 12:54 ¶ And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.
Lk 12:55 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.
Lk 12:56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

'Sky' שחק also means 'play'. Thomas is focusing on the 'play of the heavens' which is the riddling which he is teaching.

The word 'moment' is 'רגע' which also means 'rest' and 'splitting apart'. Christ offers us rest by being split apart from the Father on the cross as prefigured by the parting of the waters and the splitting of various sacrifices, and the splitting of the rock, etc.

"You can see the riddles of heaven, and the literal of the written word, yet you cannot yet recognize Jesus?" They did after the cross when he was 'split'.

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