091 Taken or Left

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This page forms part of the resources for 091 Taken or Left in the Jesus Database project of FaithFutures Foundation

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(1) Thom 61:1
(2) 2Q: Luke 17:34-35 = Matt 24:40-41

Crossan analysis:

Item: 91
Stratum: II (60-80 CE)
Attestation: Double
Historicity: -
Common Sayings Tradition: Yes


(1) Thom 61:1

Jesus said, "Two will recline on a couch; one will die, one will live." 2 Salome said, "Who are you, mister? You have climbed onto my couch and eaten from my table as if you are from someone." 3 Jesus said to her, "I am the one who comes from what is whole. I was granted from the things of my Father." 4 "I am your disciple." 5 "For this reason I say, if one is (whole), one will be filled with light, but if one is divided, one will be filled with darkness." [Complete Gospels]

No copies of this portion of Thomas survive in Greek. For the Coptic version see [Early Christian Writings]

(2) 2Q: Luke 17:34-35

I tell you, on that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.

17:35 There will be two women grinding meal together; one will be taken and the other left."

λέγω ὑμῖν, ταύτῃ τῇ νυκτὶ ἔσονται δύο ἐπὶ κλίνης μιᾶς, ὁ εἷς παραλημφθήσεται καὶ ὁ ἕτερος ἀφεθήσεται· ἔσονται δύο ἀλήθουσαι ἐπὶ τὸ αὐτό, ἡ μία παραλημφθήσεται, ἡ δὲ ἑτέρα ἀφεθήσεται. (Luke 17:34–35 GNT-T)

= Matt 24:40-41

Then two will be in the field; one will be taken and one will be left.

41 Two women will be grinding meal together; one will be taken and one will be left.

τότε δύο ἔσονται ἐν τῷ ἀγρῷ, εἷς παραλαμβάνεται καὶ εἷς ἀφίεται· δύο ἀλήθουσαι ἐν τῷ μύλῳ, μία παραλαμβάνεται καὶ μία ἀφίεται.(Matthew 24:40–41 GNT-T)