The discovery of the Gospel of Thomas has created an immense flurry of curiosity and speculation. Is the text authentic? Are these the true sayings of Jesus? In this new edition of Lynn Bauman’s unique work, readers engage with this controversial with the help of Bauman’s sensitive introduction to the Gospel of Thomas, his literal-academic translation, and his fresh translation based on the principle of dynamic equivalency. Readers are propelled into an equivalent experience of the language and meaning of the original Coptic text, but in English. It is therefore fresher, more poignant, more direct, and more understandable, without being a paraphrase. Bauman also includes notes on translation choices and questions for reflection, enabling readers to make their own discoveries. Bauman brings this important gospel to life with its radical view of Jesus as a master of wisdom.