087 Drinking Old Wine

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(1) GThom. 47:3
(2) Luke 5:39

Crossan analysis:

Item: 87
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Double
Historicity: +
Common Sayings Tradition: Yes


(1) Thom 47:3

"Nobody drinks aged wine and immediately wants to drink young wine. [Complete Gospels]

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

(2) Luke 5:39

And no one after drinking old wine desires new wine, but says, 'The old is good.'"

[καὶ] οὐδεὶς πιὼν παλαιὸν θέλει νέον· λέγει γάρ· ὁ παλαιὸς χρηστός ἐστιν. (Luke 5:39 GNT-T)