against this, Mark Goodacre makes the case that, rather than being an early, autonomous resource, Thomas truly attracts at the Synoptic Gospels as resource fabric -- to not offer a transparent narrative, yet to gather an enigmatic selection of mysterious, pithy sayings to unnerve and impact the reader. Goodacre helps his argument with illuminating analyses and cautious comparisons of Thomas with Matthew and Luke.
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