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Anon., Gospel Of Thomas, 53


nanHis disciples said to him, "Is circumcision useful or not?" He said to them, "If it were useful, their father would produce children already circumcised from their mother. Rather, the true circumcision in spirit has become profitable in every respect.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 3.14 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3.14. וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים אֶל־מֹשֶׁה אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה וַיֹּאמֶר כֹּה תֹאמַר לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶהְיֶה שְׁלָחַנִי אֲלֵיכֶם׃ 3.14. And God said unto Moses: ‘I AM THAT I AM’; and He said: ‘Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: I AM hath sent me unto you.’"
2. Hebrew Bible, Leviticus, 24.16 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

24.16. וְנֹקֵב שֵׁם־יְהוָה מוֹת יוּמָת רָגוֹם יִרְגְּמוּ־בוֹ כָּל־הָעֵדָה כַּגֵּר כָּאֶזְרָח בְּנָקְבוֹ־שֵׁם יוּמָת׃ 24.16. And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him; as well the stranger, as the home-born, when he blasphemeth the Name, shall be put to death."
3. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 118.22 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

118.22. אֶבֶן מָאֲסוּ הַבּוֹנִים הָיְתָה לְרֹאשׁ פִּנָּה׃ 118.22. The stone which the builders rejected Is become the chief corner-stone."
4. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 28.10 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

28.10. For it is precept by precept, precept by precept, Line by line, line by line; Here a little, there a little."
5. Dead Sea Scrolls, 4Q174 (The Florilegium) 195, 199, 339, 0 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Philo of Alexandria, On The Life of Moses, 1.157 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1.157. for God possesses everything and is in need of nothing; but the good man has nothing which is properly his own, no, not even himself, but he has a share granted to him of the treasures of God as far as he is able to partake of them. And this is natural enough; for he is a citizen of the world; on which account he is not spoken of as to be enrolled as a citizen of any particular city in the habitable world, since he very appropriately has for his inheritance not a portion of a district, but the whole world.
7. Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 11.227 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

11.227. Now when the eunuch carried this message from Esther to Mordecai, he bade him also tell her that she must not only provide for her own preservation, but for the common preservation of her nation, for that if she now neglected this opportunity, there would certainly arise help to them from God some other way, but she and her father’s house would be destroyed by those whom she now despised.
8. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 1.28, 2.9, 4.7, 4.13, 4.16-4.18 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.28. and God chose the lowly things of theworld, and the things that are despised, and the things that are not,that he might bring to nothing the things that are: 2.9. But as it is written,"Things which an eye didn't see, and an ear didn't hear,Which didn't enter into the heart of man,These God has prepared for those who love him. 4.7. For who makes you different? And what doyou have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do youboast as if you had not received it? 4.13. Being defamed, we entreat. We are made as the filthof the world, the dirt wiped off by all, even until now. 4.16. I beg you therefore, be imitators of me. 4.17. Becauseof this I have sent Timothy to you, who is my beloved and faithfulchild in the Lord, who will remind you of my ways which are in Christ,even as I teach everywhere in every assembly. 4.18. Now some arepuffed up, as though I were not coming to you.
9. New Testament, Romans, 2.21-2.22, 2.29, 7.13-7.25, 10.6-10.8 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.21. You therefore who teach another, don't you teach yourself? You who preach that a man shouldn't steal, do you steal? 2.22. You who say a man shouldn't commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? 2.29. but he is a Jew who is one inwardly, and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise is not from men, but from God. 7.13. Did then that which is good become death to me? May it never be! But sin, that it might be shown to be sin, by working death to me through that which is good; that through the commandment sin might become exceeding sinful. 7.14. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am fleshly, sold under sin. 7.15. For I don't know what I am doing. For I don't practice what I desire to do; but what I hate, that I do. 7.16. But if what I don't desire, that I do, I consent to the law that it is good. 7.17. So now it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. 7.18. For I know that in me, that is, in my flesh, dwells no good thing. For desire is present with me, but I don't find it doing that which is good. 7.19. For the good which I desire, I don't do; but the evil which I don't desire, that I practice. 7.20. But if what I don't desire, that I do, it is no more I that do it, but sin which dwells in me. 7.21. I find then the law, that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present. 7.22. For I delight in God's law after the inward man 7.23. but I see a different law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity under the law of sin which is in my members. 7.24. What a wretched man I am! Who will deliver me out of the body of this death? 7.25. I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord! So then with the mind, I myself serve God's law, but with the flesh, the sin's law. 10.6. But the righteousness which is of faith says this, "Don't say in your heart, 'Who will ascend into heaven?' (that is, to bring Christ down); 10.7. or, 'Who will descend into the abyss?' (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead.) 10.8. But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth, and in your heart;" that is, the word of faith, which we preach:
10. New Testament, John, 7.23, 10.30-10.31 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7.23. If a boy receives circumcision on the Sabbath, that the law of Moses may not be broken, are you angry with me, because I made a man every bit whole on the Sabbath? 10.30. I and the Father are one. 10.31. Therefore Jews took up stones again to stone him.
11. New Testament, Luke, 1.59, 2.21 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.59. It happened on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and they would have called him Zacharias, after the name of the father. 2.21. When eight days were fulfilled for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
12. New Testament, Mark, 7.26-7.28, 10.2-10.9, 12.35-12.37 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

7.26. Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. She begged him that he would cast the demon out of her daughter. 7.27. But Jesus said to her, "Let the children be filled first, for it is not appropriate to take the children's bread and throw it to the dogs. 7.28. But she answered him, "Yes, Lord. Yet even the dogs under the table eat the children's crumbs. 10.2. Pharisees came to him testing him, and asked him, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife? 10.3. He answered, "What did Moses command you? 10.4. They said, "Moses allowed a certificate of divorce to be written, and to divorce her. 10.5. But Jesus said to them, "For your hardness of heart, he wrote you this commandment. 10.6. But from the beginning of the creation, 'God made them male and female. 10.7. For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and will join to his wife 10.8. and the two will become one flesh,' so that they are no longer two, but one flesh. 10.9. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate. 12.35. Jesus responded, as he taught in the temple, "How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 12.36. For David himself said in the Holy Spirit, 'The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, Until I make your enemies the footstool of your feet.' 12.37. Therefore David himself calls him Lord, so how can he be his son?"The common people heard him gladly.
13. New Testament, Matthew, 15.21-15.23 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

15.21. Jesus went out from there, and withdrew into the region of Tyre and Sidon. 15.22. Behold, a Canaanite woman came out from those borders, and cried, saying, "Have mercy on me, Lord, you son of David! My daughter is severely demonized! 15.23. But he answered her not a word. His disciples came and begged him, saying, "Send her away; for she cries after us.
14. Justin, Dialogue With Trypho, 46.7 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15. Nag Hammadi, The Gospel of Philip, 52.21-52.24, 52.33, 59.30-59.32, 67.24-67.27, 74.16-74.18, 82.26-82.29 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

16. Nag Hammadi, The Gospel of Thomas, 27, 29, 3, 43, 5-6, 70, 87, 14 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

17. Anon., Gospel of Thomas, 53, 14



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apostolic succession Piovanelli, Burke, Pettipiece, Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Textsand Traditions. De Gruyter: 2015 (2015) 141
aristobulus i Thiessen, Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (2011) 9
ben sira Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
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circumcision, idumean Thiessen, Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (2011) 9
circumcision, iturean Thiessen, Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (2011) 9
circumcision Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 133; Piovanelli, Burke, Pettipiece, Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Textsand Traditions. De Gruyter: 2015 (2015) 141, 148
demon Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
education, christian origins and Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207
education, late ancient christianity and Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207
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fasting Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 133
flavius josephus Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
gender Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
gospel of thomas, context of Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207
gospel of thomas, obscurity in Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207
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identity, gentile Thiessen, Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (2011) 9
identity, jewish Thiessen, Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (2011) 9
idolatry Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 133
instruction genre, egyptian, intellectual activity, growth of Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207
irenaeus of lyons Roukema, Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma (2010) 48
jerusalem Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
jews, judaism Piovanelli, Burke, Pettipiece, Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Textsand Traditions. De Gruyter: 2015 (2015) 141
judeans Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
mt. gerizim Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
paul Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207; Roukema, Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma (2010) 48; Thiessen, Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (2011) 9
paul (apostle) Piovanelli, Burke, Pettipiece, Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Textsand Traditions. De Gruyter: 2015 (2015) 148
philip (gospel of) Roukema, Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma (2010) 48
philistines, philosophy, christianity as Lieu, Christian Identity in the Jewish and Graeco-Roman World (2004) 133
philo Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207
proselyte Thiessen, Contesting Conversion: Genealogy, Circumcision, and Identity in Ancient Judaism and Christianity (2011) 9
qumran Piovanelli, Burke, Pettipiece, Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Textsand Traditions. De Gruyter: 2015 (2015) 148
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status (social) Damm, Religions and Education in Antiquity (2018) 207
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temple v Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
thomas, gospel of Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 290
thomas (also, gospel of) Roukema, Jesus, Gnosis and Dogma (2010) 48
translation Weissenrieder, Borders: Terminologies, Ideologies, and Performances (2016) 64
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