Friday, April 07, 2006
All This Time He Was Just Misunderstood
National Geographic yesteday released information and a translation of the Lost Gospel of Judas. In the Gospel, Judas is portrayed as a more devout disciple than any of the others, and closer to Jesus. In addition, he was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice. In the newly discovered Gospel, Judas betrays Jesus only at his request. He does so knowing that he would be cursed by future generations.
This discovery will of course stir endless debate, but it sheds fascinating new light on a man presumed to be one of the most vilified men of history. If you're interested in reading more of the actual translated text, take a look here. Talk about Pressing The Flesh.
Tags: Judas, lost gospel, Jesus, bible, Christianity
Posted by FleshPresser at 8:32 AM /
doug posted at 1:10 PM
The problem with all the so-called gnostic gospels (such as the gospel of Judas) is this: they were not viewed as authentic by Christian leaders at the time. The accounts were written long after any witnesses could confirm or deny the stories.
FleshPresser posted at 1:32 PM
Even forgetting the spiritual and religious implications, however... I am simply amazed at the historical significance of the text, in terms of possible insight into the "character" of Judas, if you will. In addition, one has to be blown away by the archeological abilities to take these papers from thousands of years ago, be able to piece them back together, and then translate them. Simply stunning.