134 Spirit as Mother

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This page forms part of the resources for 134 Spirit as Mother in the Jesus Database project of FaithFutures Foundation

Crossan Inventory | 134 Literature | 134 Parallels | 134 Commentary | 134 Poetry | 134 Images


Data

(1) Gospel of the Hebrews 3

Crossan analysis:

Item: 134
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -


Texts

(1) Gospel of the Hebrews 3


(1a) Quoted and explained by Origen (3rd century), Commentary on John:

Those who give credence to the Gospel of the Hebrews, in which the Savior says, "Just now my mother, the holy spirit, took me by one of my hairs and brought me to Tabor, the great mountain," have to face the problem of explaining how it is possible for the "mother" of Christ to be the holy spirit which came into existence through the Logos. But those things are not difficult to explain. For if "whoever does the will of the heavenly father is his brother and sister and mother," and if the name "brother of Christ" applies not only to humans, but also to beings of a more divine rank, there is nothing absurd in the holy spirit being his mother, when anyone who does the will of the heavenly father is called "mother of Christ." [Complete Gospels]



“Ἐὰν δὲ προσιῆταί τις τὸ καθ᾿ Ἑβραίους εὐαγγέλιον, ἔνθα αὐτὸς ὁ σωτήρ φησιν· “Ἄρτι ἔλαβέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου, τὸ ἅγιον πνεῦμα, ἐν μιᾷ τῶν τριχῶν μου καὶ ἀπήνεγκέ με εἰς τὸ ὄρος τὸ μέγα Θαβώρ.”

[β] Εἰ δέ τις παραδέχεται τὸ “Ἄρτι ἔλαβέ με ἡ μήτηρ μου, τὸ ἅγιον πνεῦμα, καὶ ἀπήνεγκέ με εἰς τὸ ὄρος τὸ μέγα Θαβώρ,” καὶ τὰ ἑξῆς, δύναται αὐτοῦ ἰδεῖν τὴν μητέρα.” (Hebrews 1:3 AGOSP-T)