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Archive for the 'Gnosticism' Category

-Recap: "Did the Gospel of Judas Show Mislead Millions?"

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Here is an article on the Baptist Press which lists a number of ways that the National Geographic distorted the truth in their portrayal of Judas as a ‘hero’ in the supposed "Gospel of Judas". Apparently, the translation which was done by their ‘dream team’ of experts was not entirely accurate.   Also, the TV […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 6: A Quest for the Historical Judas

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198) Chapter 9 & 10: Chapter 9: Who Was Judas Iscariot? Judas -The Historical Sources In chapter 9, professor Ehrman launches a ‘quest for the […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 5: The Context and The Main Characters

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Looking at:  Chapter 7:  The Gospel of Judas and Early Christian Gnosticism (Context) and  Chapter 8:  Jesus, Judas, and the Twelve in the Gospel of Judas (The Main […]

The Gospel of Judas: A Response to the Overview

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

In the last article I presented an overview of the Gospel of Judas, based upon chapter six of Ehrman’s book: The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot.  I realize now that I should have included some kind of response and compared the contents to orthodox Christianity.  The following is adapted from an article I published in April 2006 when the […]

“The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot” -Part 4: What is in the Gospel? -An Overview

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

A continuing series reflecting on the book: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed”, By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs.198)  Chapter Six: The Gospel of Judas: An Overview In chapter six, Dr. Ehrman explores in detail all of the conversations between Jesus and the disciples, particularly the talks with […]