Thursday, October 1, 2009

NT Pod 15: The Gospel of Thomas: First Glimpse

Episode 15 introduces the Gospel of Thomas and looks at the discovery of fragments of this Gospel in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, in 1897 and 1903, by Bernard Grenfell and Arthur Hunt.

It is twelve minutes long. Feel free to leave your comments below.

NT Pod Episode 15: The Gospel of Thomas: First Glimpse (mp3)

Programme Notes are on the NT Blog.

Key texts: Gospel of Thomas Incipit, 1, 26, 28, 31; Luke 6:41-42; Luke 4:24.

Thanks to Ram2000, Me and You, for the opening theme, released under a Creative Commons agreement.


  1. I just recently found this podcast, and it has instantly become my favorite. I particularly enjoyed this episode. I can hardly wait for more on this topic. Keep up the great work.

  2. Many thanks, Gwen. There will be lots more on Thomas in due course.

  3. Michael Grondin

    Hello again. I was fortunate, years ago, to have been allowed to enter the GOT discussions. Unfortunately,
    my arrogant attitude had me rightfully dismissed. Over the years, I have sent post to my favorite scholar, Elaine Pagels. I see the group’s material has worn thin. What many have ignored is the Thomas Gospel is filled with prophecy much like the old and new testaments. The GOT is also filled with prophecy for this time. If the prophetic events are ignored then all religious writings are little more than just another book.
    The religious books are written incorporating a physical language accompanied by a spiritual language.

    Regrettably the spiritual nature of prophecy is not clearly understood by those that should know the difference from the physical and spiritual subjects which are being addressed. Generally the GOT begins with advising hidden things will be revealed. What has been ignored has been the physical life of Thomas.
    Allow me to demonstrate one such prophecy regarding Thomas and a prophecy from the new testament.

    Thomas arrived in India, (Asia) in 52 AD. Thomas scholars should be aware of that history. While there, Thomas established seven churches. How does this hidden event relate to current prophetic events. When the spiritual languages are hidden then the physical hidden language is clear for all to see. One example, the earth is spiritually informed a spirit from Asia, is to be resurrected, associated with the seven churches. He was dead and is alive again. (Reincarnated) He lives now, (Which is) he lived before, (which was ) and he was promised to return. (which is to come) He is the first son and the last son. The beginning and the end.

    Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia and , from him which is, and which was, and which is to come;

    Rev 1:11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia;

    Rev 1:20 The mystery which thou sawest are the seven churches.

    Respectfully submitted
    Christ Didymus Thomas