Gnostic Doctrine

Friday, 24 April 2020

Small Amount of Leaven Gospel of Thomas Saying 96

(96) Jesus [said], "What the kingdom of the father resembles is [a] woman who took a small amount of leaven, [hid] it in some dough, and produced huge loaves of bread. Whoever has ears should listen!

Saying 96
"Here the kingdom is likened not to the leaven, as in the Synoptics, but to the woman.
Jesus here is speaking about the spiritual kingdom here the woman is the kingdom or the church and she is meant to be the model for the readers.

The Little leaven concealed in dough are the chosen few who here the word and believe it the large loves come at the end of the age and are the 3 persons in saying 30 the mutldue that no one can number

Woman=Zion, the true church

Little leaven=the knowledge of the truth

Concealed in dough=missionary work

Large loaves of bread= the body of Christ

Leaven used in a good way:

Le 23:17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the LORD.

Am 4:5 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you, O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.

Mt 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

Lu 13:21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

96)## Jesus [said], "The Kingdom of the Father is like a certain woman [the holy spirit]. She took a little leaven [the Keys of Knowledge], [concealed] it in some dough [it is hidden within the letter of the Word], and made it into large loaves [the Old and New Testaments]. Let him who has ears hear [both ears to hear the higher and lower meanings]."

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