Saturday, 8 December 2007

Gospel of Judas—oopsy

Just a few little errors in the recent publicity surrounding the so-called Gospel of Judas:

Amid much publicity last year, the National Geographic Society announced that a lost third-century religious text had been found, the Gospel of Judas Iscariot.

The shocker: Judas didn't betray Jesus. Instead, Jesus asked Judas, his most trusted and beloved disciple, to hand him over to be killed. And what was Judas's reward? Ascent to heaven and exaltation above the other disciples.

It was a great story. Unfortunately, after re-translating the society's transcription of the Coptic text, I have found the actual meaning is vastly different.

The full article is here.


One Salient Oversight said...

The National Geographic should stick to photographing monkeys in hot springs.

Anonymous said...

Yes: how interesting. But I doubt it will make it all go away. Conspiracy theories grab people for some reason.

On another topic, how is your Masters going? Prayers from across the Bosphorus.