Palestine in the Time of Jesus
Chapter 1: "Catching the Drift"

Quotations from Ancient Documents

Note to the Reader:
We expect that most readers will have no difficulty in locating the citations to biblical references. But in our book we often cite ancient documents without quoting them. The following quotations provide the reader with full translations for those passages from ancient documents (including the books in the Apocrypha) we only cite in the book. They are listed in the order in which they appear and are linked to the page numbers in our book. The translator is indicated at the end of each passage; those marked "KCH" indicate K. C. Hanson's translations, and those marked "DEO" indicated Douglas E. Oakman's translations.

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    Gospel of Thomas 20: The disciples said to Jesus, "Tell us what the Reign of Heaven is like." He said to them, "It is like a mustard seed. It is the smallest of all seeds; but when it falls on tilled soil, it produces a great plant and becomes a shelter for birds of the air." [KCH]

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