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I compiti degli apostoli Filippo, Tommaso e Matteo

 

. P 09/03/2008. E 24/11/2007.

Quale stratagemma viene utilizzato da Maria quando si rivolge agli apostoli?

In "Pistis Sophia" vi sono pochi riferimenti agli apostoli, ma quelli che troviamo sono emblematici per il modo con cui Gesù li apostrofa. Ecco la sequenza di esempi:

(Pietro) The Saviour answered and said unto Peter: "Finely, Peter; this is the solution of her. repentance. Blessed are ye before all men on the earth, because I have revealed unto you these mysteries. Amen, amen, I say unto you: I will perfect you in all fulness from the mysteries of the interior to the mysteries of the exterior and fill you with the spirit, so that ye shall be called 'spiritual, perfected in all fulness.' And, amen, amen, I say unto you: I will give unto you all the mysteries of all the regions of my Father and of all the regions of the First Mystery, so that he whom ye shall admit on earth, shall be admitted into the Light of the height; and he whom ye shall expel on earth, shall be expelled from the kingdom of my Father in the heaven.

(Filippo) It came to pass then, when Jesus had finished saying these words, while Philip sat and wrote all the words that Jesus spake

(Filippo) And when Jesus had finished saying these words, Philip started forward, held up and laid down the book in his hand,--for he is the scribe of all the discourses which Jesus spake, and of all of that which he did

(Filippo, Tommaso e Matteo) It came to pass then, when Jesus had heard Philip, that he said unto him: "Hearken, Philip, blessed one, that I may discourse with thee; for it is thou and Thomas and Matthew on whom it is enjoined by the First Mystery to write all the discourses which I shall speak and [all which I shall] do, and all things which ye shall see. But as for thee, the number of the discourses which thou hast to write, is so far not yet completed. When it is then completed, thou art to come forward and proclaim what pleaseth thee. Now, therefore, ye three have to write down all the discourses which I shall speak and [all things which I shall] do and which ye shall see, in order that ye may bear witness to all things of the kingdom of heaven."

Riguardo ai compiti dei tre apostoli sopra nominati è sibillina l'osservazione di Maria:

Concerning the word which thou hast spoken unto Philip: 'It is thou and Thomas and Matthew on whom it hath been enjoined--to you three by the First Mystery, to write all the discourses of the kingdom of the Light and thereto to bear witness '; hearken, therefore, that I may proclaim the solution of this word. This is what thy light-power prophesied aforetime through Moses: 'By two or three witnesses shall every matter be established.' The three witnesses are Philip and Thomas and Matthew.

E' dunque chiaro che, rispetto a vicende che l'impostore e la sua compagna avrebbero voluto far passare per attendibili, lo stratagemma per duplicare a iosa i nomi degli "evangelisti" avrebbe contribuito a offrire presunte molteplici testimonianze favorevoli alle loro storie.