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The Acts of Thomas

Introduction, text, and commentary

The Acts of Thomas by A.F.J. Klijn
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This is the second edition of a book published in 1962. At that time, the relatively young Dr A.F.J. Klijn was brought up in the school of W.C. van Unnik and G. Quispel, both in Utrecht. In his book about the Acts of Thomas he tried to demonstrate that this work cannot be reckoned among the Gnostic writings but belongs to the early Syriac or rather Eastern Christian tradition.

During the latter decades of the 20th century, much was written about Syriac Christianity, which made it necessary to rewrite the original introduction of this book. The commentary has mainly been left as it was, although many additions have been made to its great number of references.

BRILL; January 2003
276 pages; ISBN 9789047401902
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Title: The Acts of Thomas
Author: A.F.J. Klijn