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Completing The Gospel: The Infancy Gospel Of Thomas As A Supplement To The Gospel Of Luke

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Early Christian apocryphal texts regularly take episodes from earlier texts and rework them in a variety of ways?for example, by retelling a story in light of doctrinal developments, by grounding new ideas in events from the past, or by grafting other early traditions onto well-known narratives. Few scholars of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas (IGT) have made much of its use of the story of Jesus in the Temple. The tendency has been to see IGT as nothing more than a haphazard collection of stories woodenly ?filling in? information missing in the canonical gospels. A relationship between IGT and Luke is unmistakable, but the relationship is more than simply IGT?s reproduction of one of Luke?s tales. In Luke, Jesus sits engrossed as an attentive, curious student; in IGT Jesus explains to the elders the main points of the Law.

Keywords: canonical gospels; early Christian apocryphal texts; Gospel of Luke; Infancy Gospel of Thomas (IGT); Jesus in the Temple



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