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The Infancy Gospel of Thomas 6:9-10

Updated: Jul 4, 2023


The Nature of the Alpha


“And looking straight at the teacher he said, “If you don’t know the nature of the alpha, how can you teach another the beta? Hypocrite! If you know, first teach me the alpha, and then I will trust you to speak of the beta.” Then he began to teach the teacher about the first element. And he couldn’t say anything to him.

(10) While many listened, he said to the teacher, “Listen, Teacher, and understand the arrangement of the first element. Now, notice how it has sharp lines and a middle stroke, which you see pointing, standing with legs apart, coming together, going out, dragging behind, lifting up, dancing around, <…>, in triple rhythm, two-cornered, of the same form, of the same thickness, of the same family, raised, balanced, isometric, of equal proportions. These are the lines of the alpha.”

The Infancy Gospel of Thomas 6:9-10 (The child Jesus was five years old.)


Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus declared,"I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children;


Isaiah 3:4 And I will make boys their princes, and infants shall rule over them.


Isaiah 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Matthew 23:8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.23:9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.23:10 Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ.


Isaiah 30:20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.


John 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.


Job 12:22 He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.


Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."

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