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On 2/4/2021 at 1:34 PM, mlinssen said:

Perhaps it is informative to know that the protagonist of Thomas is called "IS", not Jesus. There is a whole scheme on so-called nomina sacra of which this allegedly would be one, but no one can explain how they came into being, and while most claim that they are abbreviations, the oldest texts that we have all say IS or IHS (the Greek eta), so if what is that an abbreviation?

That, on a side note

 

 

there is a place in Kashmir, I think, where there is a St. Issa buried.  It is guarded by the family who lives there.  It is maintained by many that St. Issa was none other than the body of Jesus.  I wonder if there is a connection to "IS"

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1 hour ago, manitou said:

 

 

there is a place in Kashmir, I think, where there is a St. Issa buried.  It is guarded by the family who lives there.  It is maintained by many that St. Issa was none other than the body of Jesus.  I wonder if there is a connection to "IS"

 

In the 114 + 1 logia, IS appears in logia

 

0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114

 

IHS only appears in logion 13, 22 and 90

 

The H is the Coptic / Greek Eta, a short E so to say, as in "wet".

Take the writing, and IS dominates. Like the Spanish can't pronounce a starting S without producing a vowel in front of it, perhaps Indians suffix a vowel to it?

 

IS is in all the texts, it took many centuries before they turned that into IhsouS

 

If interested you can Google for nomina sacra, but that is all fiction. No one knows how and when those came into existence and there certainly is no early text whatsoever that says Ihsous or anything the like, so IS clearly isn't an abbreviation

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