A between the resurrected and his twin brother, Judas , purportedly recorded by (?). Thomas is presented as a “contender” (literally, “athlete”) for control of bodily , an ideal taught by . The represents a type of at home in Eastern (), represented also by the (NHC II, 2) and the . The text as we have it may be a composite work made up of two sources. Extant only in Coptic, it was probably originally in , but is also a possibility. A third century date is likely.

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