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"The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot" -Part 3: The Historical Context and The Discovery

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198) Chapter Four:  Before The Discovery This chapter explores what was previously known about the Gospel of Judas and the community that supported its writing and publication.  The Gnostics were the group or community that the gospel probably originated in.  Nearly all that was known […]

Serial Review: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”-Part 1

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs. 198)   This is probably destined to be the definitive book on the subject.  Written by the very able scholar from Chapel Hill.  One may disagree with his conclusions, but Dr. Ehrman is never to be ignored.  I plan to review his book in […]

"The Gospel of Judas"

Edited by: Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer, Gregor Wurst, with Bart D. Ehrman (National Geographic: Washington DC, 2006, 185 pgs) The book contains an introduction to the ‘Gospel’, with a translation and commentary.  First, a chapter on the incredible story of the discovery of the Codex and intrigue which kept the text from public view for […]