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Is there a contradiction in being told by disciples the hidden (disciple only) meaning behind parables for the masses, even though we are the masses?

At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry he taught by using analogies that would be readily understood by everyone – salt, bread, sheep – and the meaning would be clear within the context of his teaching. ...
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Did Judas expect legions of angels would rescue Jesus?

Did Judas Expect Jesus to be Rescued? There are several good reasons why we should dismiss such an idea. Two of them are as follows: Any extrabiblical source that, on the surface, might seem to shed ...
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What do these two parables from the Gospel of Thomas mean exactly about the Kingdom of God?

The enigmatic gnostic texts are very open to a wide range of interpretations. After all you have to a gnostic to really now what they mean.1 It doesn't help that the translations of the different ...
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Gospel of Thomas #114 interpretation please

Women are not allowed to become a "סופר Sofer" (Scribe) in Pharisaic Judaism. - This tradition is based on Gittin 45b from the Talmud & later maintained by Paul in 1 Timothy 2:11-13. [...
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What are the words at the bottom of this codex leaf from the Gospel of Thomas?

There are better images at http://www.gnosis.org; the text in question is at http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/GTh-pages/th_scan/20.jpg This looks like ΠΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΟΝ ΠΚΑΤΑ ΘωΜΑς or, in standard “lower-...
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When (and where) was the Sayings Gospel of Thomas written?

Date of writing of Gospel of Thomas 1. Argument in favour of earlier date of the Gospel of Thomas Helmut Koester and scholars sharing similar position considers that Gospel of Thomas is an earlier ...
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What is meant by the fire that Jesus is guarding in Thomas 10?

This saying goes as follows: "Jesus said, "I have cast fire upon the world, and look, I'm guarding it until it blazes."" Where did it come from? Many scholars view this saying as ...
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Is there a contradiction in being told by disciples the hidden (disciple only) meaning behind parables for the masses, even though we are the masses?

We read in Mark 4:10-12 the reason for keeping wisdom hidden : "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that," ...
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What does “silver unstamped” mean?

Thanks for the question; it was an interesting search. https://archive.org/details/selectionsfromgr00milluoft SELECTIONS FROM THE GREEK PAPYRI (1912) ...Seizing my lamp, he went up into my ...
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