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).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈləʊɡɪən/, /ˈlɒ-/, /-ɒn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈloʊdʒɪən/
- Hyphenation: lo‧gi‧on
logion (plural logia)
- (theology) A traditional saying of a religious leader.
- (specifically, Christianity) A saying that is attributed to Jesus but which is not in the Bible.
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 978-0-8028-4438-5, 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 978-1-908092-04-5, 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.
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- “logion” in The Ordnett Dictionary of foreign words