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This index presents a list of terms and concepts that occur in the book The Acts of Thomas. In this book the commentary on the Acts of Thomas has been based upon the Syriac edition published by William Wright, Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles, London 1871. The Acts of Thomas can be divided into a number of "acts" which end with a description of his martyrdom. The contents can be compared with those in the other four ancients Acts, viz those of Paul, John, Peter and Andrew. The Acts of Thomas are striking for their passages with extensive christological remarks, the description of Baptism and Eucharist and two ancient hymns.

Keywords: Baptism; Eucharist; Syriac edition; William Wright



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