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Acts of Thomas
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(Acts Thom.). The Acts Thom. report the missionary journeys of Thomas Didymus toward and in India. The complete text is preserved in two manuscripts, one Syriac from the 10th century and one Greek from the 12th century. Abbreviated forms exist in the Greek, Syriac, Latin, Armenian, Coptic and Arabic languages. The Syriacisms in the Greek indicate a Syriac original; at any rate, the Greek manuscripts preserve a more original and less “orthodox” version of the text than the still existing Syri…

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Attridge, Harold W., “Acts of Thomas”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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