Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Forbidden Gospels Blog: What does the Gospel of Judas REALLY say?

The Forbidden Gospels Blog: What does the Gospel of Judas REALLY say?

April deConick, who who is a Gospel of Thomas expert, has started a blog. She too is convinced that the published interpretation of the gospel of Judas is mistaken:-

"My examination of the Coptic transcription has led me to think that certain translational errors and one mistaken reconstruction of a Coptic line led the team to the erroneous conclusion that Judas is a saint destined to join the holy generation of the Gnostics. The result is that certain claims have been made by National Geographic that the Gospel of Judas says things it just does NOT say: Judas is the perfect enlightened Gnostic; Judas ascends to the holy generation; Jesus wants Judas to betray him; Jesus wants to escape the material world; Judas performs a righteous act, serving Jesus by “betraying” him; Judas will be able to enter the divine realm as symbolized by his vision of the great house; as the thirteenth, Judas surpasses the twelve disciple, and is lucky and blessed by this number."

1 Comments:

Blogger william.edwards7 said...

judas betayer, no, he was chosen by this jesus person to marter him for the romans through the jews. he was as i read on own study best of jesus's friend, as i read more i bleive mary his wife help point out jc also for assurence they excuted the rght man.

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