Incidents in the life of the child Jesus -Infancy Gospel of Thomas ch.3

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Jesus raises the clay birds of his playmates to life. (Klosterneuburger Evangelienwerk, 14th century)

From  my reblog The Nativity Through Abrahamic Literature: Part 5: The Annunciation of Jesus: Quran 3:45-51

via: https://perspectivesofafellowtraveler.wordpress.com/2016/12/05/the-nativity-through-abrahamic-literature-part-5-the-annunciation-of-jesus-quran-345-51/

Chapter 3, III

Greek Text A

2. And having made soft clay, he fashioned thereof twelve sparrows.

 Greek Text B

1. Now Jesus made of that clay twelve sparrows:

Latin text

2. Again, he took of the clay which came of that pool and made thereof to the number of twelve sparrows.

And it was the Sabbath when he did these things (or made them). And there were also many other little children playing with him. and it was the Sabbath day. Now it was the Sabbath day when Jesus did this among the children of the Hebrews:
3. And a certain Jew when he saw what Jesus did, playing upon the Sabbath day, departed straightway and told his father Joseph: Lo, thy child is at the brook, and he hath taken clay and fashioned twelve little birds, and hath polluted the Sabbath day. And a child ran and told Joseph, saying: Behold, thy child playeth about the brook, and hath made sparrows of the clay, which is not lawful. and the children of the Hebrews went and said unto Joseph his father: Lo, thy son was playing with us and he took clay and made sparrows which it was not right to do upon the Sabbath, and he hath broken it.
4. And Joseph came to the place and saw: and cried out to him, saying: Wherefore doest thou these things on the Sabbath, which it is not lawful to do? 2. And he when he heard it went and said to the child: Wherefore doest thou so and profaneth the Sabbath? And Joseph went to the child Jesus, and said unto him: Wherefore hast thou done this which it was not right to do on the Sabbath?
But Jesus clapped his hands together and cried out to the sparrows and said to them: Go! and the sparrows took their flight and went away chirping. But Jesus answered him not, but looked upon the sparrows and said: Go ye, take your flight, and remember me in your life. And at the word they took flight and went up into the air. But Jesus spread forth (opened) his hands and commanded the sparrows, saying: Go forth into the height and fly: ye shall not meet death at any man’s hands. And they flew and began to cry out and praise almighty God.
5. And when the Jews saw it they were amazed, and departed and told their chief men that which they had seen Jesus do. And when Joseph saw it he was astonished. But when the Jews saw what was done they marvelled and departed, proclaiming the signs which Jesus did.

Source The Infancy Gospel of Thomas


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