097 The Disputed Inheritance

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This page forms part of the resources for 097 The Disputed Inheritance in the Jesus Database project of FaithFutures Foundation

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(1) GThom. 72:1-3
(2) 1Q?: Luke 12:13-15

Crossan analysis:

Item: 97
Stratum: I (30-60 CE)
Attestation: Double
Historicity: +
Common Sayings Tradition: Yes


(1) Thom 72:1-3

A [person said] to him, "Tell my brothers to divide my father's possessions with me." 2 He said to the person, "Mister, who made me a divider?" 3 He turned to his disciples and said to them, "I'm not a divider, am I?" [Complete Gospels]

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

(2) Luke 12:13-15

Someone in the crowd said to him, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me." 14 But he said to him, "Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?" 15 And he said to them, "Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions."

Εἶπεν δέ τις ἐκ τοῦ ὄχλου αὐτῷ· διδάσκαλε, εἰπὲ τῷ ἀδελφῷ μου μερίσασθαι μετ᾿ ἐμοῦ τὴν κληρονομίαν. ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ἄνθρωπε, τίς με κατέστησεν κριτὴν ἢ μεριστὴν ἐφ᾿ ὑμᾶς; εἶπεν δὲ πρὸς αὐτούς· ὁρᾶτε καὶ φυλάσσεσθε ἀπὸ πάσης πλεονεξίας, ὅτι οὐκ ἐν τῷ περισσεύειν τινὶ ἡ ζωὴ αὐτοῦ ἐστιν ἐκ τῶν ὑπαρχόντων αὐτῷ.(Luke 12:13–15 GNT-T)