from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Bible A saying attributed to Jesus in the Gospels or in other ancient sources.
- n. Bible One of a collection of sayings of Jesus reputedly in circulation in the early Church, most of which are not recorded in the Gospels but which may have belonged to the source material from which the Gospels were compiled.
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- n. A saying that is attributed to Jesus but which is not in the Bible.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A saying or maxim, as of a teacher, handed down traditionally: specifically used with reference to sayings attributed to Jesus.
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- n. a saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels
New Testament the signification of the word logion is doubtful, and if, strictly speaking, it may be claimed to indicate teachings and narratives, the meaning "oracles" is the more natural.
One of my favorite bits is this: Pooh's own sub-Aristotelian logic, recognizable as the product of 'clan wisdom', is well illustrated in the following logion:
Some of these logion seem like zen koans, while others are more along the lines of the parables of the canonical gospels.
It seems odd for this to be the last logion, especially with 113 ending with the line: The Kingdom of the Father / is spread out over the whole earth, / and people do not see it.
* He ton theion logion didaskalia, to piston aph 'heautes echousa dia to theopneuston einai;:  1
: He ton theion logion didaskalia, to piston aph 'heautes echousa dia to theopneuston einai; -- "The doctrine of the divine oracles hath its credibility from itself, because of its divine inspiration."
We may believe that here logion comprises all that
Evangelist wrote all that Christ had said and done, but adds that he established no connection between the Lord's sayings (suntaxin ton kuriakon logion).
He wrote a work in five books, logion kyriakon exegesis, of which all but some fragments is lost.
The prevailing equivalent in the Sept. is logion; the Vulgate has rationale, whence the literal "rational" of the Douai version; the rendering in the