Jesus of Nazareth on secrets

Multiple translations of the Gospel of John the Apostle Chapter 8, Verse 32 ("The truth shall set you free."), superimposed on the WikiLeaks logo.

Multiple translations of the Gospel of John the Apostle Chapter 8, Verse 32 ("The truth shall set you free."), superimposed on the WikiLeaks logo.
Image credit: Eugenio Hansen via Wikimedia Commons.

Know what is before your face, and what is hidden from you will be revealed to you. For nothing hidden will fail to be revealed!
Jesus of Nazareth as recorded by Didymus Jude Thomas in the fifth transcription of the “Gospel according to Thomas”. Published in the Greek; a papyrus fragment was discovered in 1903 and subsequently became known as Oxyrhynchus papyrus volume IV, number 654 (Oxyrhynchus, Egypt: ?); currently stored (London, UK: British Museum) as inventory number 1531. Published in the Coptic; the full source text was discovered by Jean Doresse in 1948. Original source text in Coptic, translated into the French by Jean Doresse, and then translated into the English by Leonard Johnston and Jean Doresse. Jean Doresse describes this manuscript as the “…most beautiful of all the manuscripts emanating from Chenoboskion, Codex X, in which this text occupies pages 32 to 51. The writing of this codex seems to date from the second half of the fourth century [350-399 AD].” Available in The Secret Books of the Egyptian Gnostics: An Introduction to Recently Discovered Ancient Manuscripts That Rival the Dead Sea Scrolls in Importance by Jean Doresse as Appendix II, “The Gospel according to Thomas or the Secret Words of Jesus” (New York: MJF Books, 1986), p. 356. First published in the French as Les livres secrets des Gnostiques d’Egypt (Paris, France: Librairie Plon, 1958).

Jesus of Nazareth Thomas the Apostle Jean Doresse Posted on behalf of Jesus of Nazareth, Thomas the Apostle, and Jean Doresse on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 under Quotations, Transcriptions.

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