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(1) DialSav 31-34 (= ch 15 in some editions)



(1) DialSav 31-34 (= ch 15 in some editions)

/31/ Judas responded, "Tell me, Lord, as for the shak[ing] that moves the earth---how does it move?"
/32/ The Lord took a sto[ne and] held it in his hand, [saying, "What] is this that I am holding in my hand?"
/33/ He said, "[It is] a stone."
/34/ He said to them, "That which supports the ear[th] is that which supports the heaven. When a word comes forth from the Majesty, it will come upon that which supports the heaven and the earth. For the earth <itself> does not move---if it moved it would fall---but <it does not fall> so that the first word might not be nullified. For that is the one who established the world and came to be in it and received <sweet> fragrance from it. For [...] thing that does not move I [...] you, all of humankind, for you are from that place: you are in the heart of those who speak from jo[y] and truth. Even if it comes forth among humankind from the body of the Father and is not received, it returns again to its place. The one who knows [..thi]ng<s> of perfection kno[ws] nothing. If you do not stand in the darkness, you will not be able to see the light." [Complete Gospels]




John Dominic Crossan

Item: 331
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Attestation: Single
Historicity: -
Common Sayings Tradition: No


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