Nicholas Perrin is Researcher for the Canon Theologian of the Westminster Abbey in London, England.
“By means of his thorough linguistic analysis in Coptic, Greek and Syriac, Nicholas Perrin has demonstrated that the Gospel of Thomas is a finely crafted Syriac text, knit together by catchwords. What he maintains to be his final concern, namely, establishing the dependence of Thomas on Tatian, is still open to debate. Parallel texts in the two documents exhibiting precisely the same harmonization of synoptic readings could as easily prove the priority of Thomas and give further proof of the theory that Tatian used the original Syriac text of the Gospel of Thomas as his fifth source. No doubt the arguments on both sides will go on for some time to come. Perrin’s contribution to the discussion, however, is highly significant.” — W. G. Morrice, Expository Times
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