085 Greater than John

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Data

(1) GThom. 46
(2) 2Q: Luke 7:28 = Matt 11:11

Crossan analysis:

Item: 85
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Double
Historicity: +
Common Sayings Tradition: No


Texts

(1) Thom 46

Jesus said, "From Adam to John the Baptist, among those born of women, no one is so much greater than John the Baptist that his eyes should not be averted. 2 But I have said that whoever among you becomes a child will recognize the (Father's) imperial rule and will become greater than John." [Complete Gospels]

No copies of this portion of Thomas survive in Greek. For the Coptic version see [Early Christian Writings]




(2) 2Q: Luke 7:28

I tell you, among those born of women no one is greater than John; yet the least in the kingdom of God is greater than he."

λέγω ὑμῖν, μείζων ἐν γεννητοῖς γυναικῶν Ἰωάννου οὐδείς ἐστιν· ὁ δὲ μικρότερος ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τοῦ θεοῦ μείζων αὐτοῦ ἐστιν. (Luke 7:28 GNT-T)


= Matt 11:11

Truly I tell you, among those born of women no one has arisen greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

Ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν· οὐκ ἐγήγερται ἐν γεννητοῖς γυναικῶν μείζων Ἰωάννου τοῦ βαπτιστοῦ· ὁ δὲ μικρότερος ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν μείζων αὐτοῦ ἐστι (Matthew 11:11–12 GNT-T)