logion

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From Ancient Greek λόγιον (lógion, oracle), from λόγος (lógos, word; the word or wisdom of God) (from λέγω (légō, I say), from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ- (to gather)) + -ιον (-ion, suffix forming diminutive nouns).

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logion (plural logia)

  1. (theology) A traditional saying of a religious leader.
  2. (specifically, Christianity) A saying that is attributed to Jesus in ancient or reconstructed texts that was (originally) handed down without narrative context.
    • 1904, Journal of Biblical Literature, volume 23, [Boston, Mass.]: Society of Biblical Literature and Exegesis, ISSN 0021-9231, OCLC 422695888, page 195:
      The Gospels are evidently independent in their use of their source in the Logia of Matthew; but they all give the logion the same place in their Gospels.
    • 2002, Rudolf Schnackenburg; Robert R. Barr, transl., “Jesus’ Proclamation and Works of Healing (4:17–9:34)”, in The Gospel of Matthew, Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 70:
      It is in this context that the difficult logion in Matthew concerning the eye (vv. 22–23) is to be understood.
    • 2011, Samuel Zinner, “The Gospel of Thomas: A Contextual Commentary”, in The Gospel of Thomas: In the Light of Early Jewish, Christian and Islamic Esoteric Trajectories: With a Contextualized Commentary and a New Translation of the Thomas Gospel (Matheson Monographs), London: The Matheson Trust for the Study of Comparative Religion, →ISBN, page 261:
      The central key to unraveling the perplexities of the Thomas gospel is contained basically in the first three logia. According to logion 1, which is actually a statement by the apostle Thomas, not by Jesus, the one who finds the interpretation or meaning of Jesus' secret sayings will not taste of death.
    The Q materials are often thought to have almost exclusively consisted of logia.

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  • (saying attributed to Jesus): agrapha

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logion n

  1. logion

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  • logion” in The Ordnett Dictionary of foreign words