Book of Thomas the Contender

The Book of Thomas the Contender, also known more simply as the Book of Thomas, is one of the books of the New Testament apocrypha represented in the Nag Hammadi library, a cache of Gnostic gospels secreted in the Egyptian desert. The title derives from the first line of text.The secret words that the savior spoke to Judas Thomas which I, even I, Mathaias, wrote down, while I was walking, listening to them speak with one another.


The Book of Thomas the Contender, also known more simply as the Book of Thomas, is one of the books of the New Testament apocrypha represented in the Nag Hammadi library, a cache of Gnostic gospels secreted in the Egyptian desert. The title derives from the first line of text.The secret words that the savior spoke to Judas Thomas which I, even I, Mathaias, wrote down, while I was walking, listening to them speak with one another.
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