Category Archives: Gospel of Judas

Is the Gospel of Judas a Forgery?

I have been reading Robert M. Price’s Secret Scrolls: Revelations from the Lost Gospel Novels (Eugene, Or.: Wipf & Stock, 2011). Occasionally Price contextualizes some of the books he examines with discussions of theories and results of biblical scholarship. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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New Fragments of Gospel of Judas Published

April DeConick mentions on her blog The Forbidden Gospels the publication of an article in the journal Early Christianity giving the contents of the Ohio fragments of the Gospel of Judas. Read her post HERE.

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Reflections on Teaching Gnosticism II: The Gospel of Judas

The first assignment due in my current Gnosticism course is a translation comparison. The goal of the assignment is for students to see how much work is involved in putting together an edition of a text and how the editor’s … Continue reading

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A Judas Compendium

April DeConick at The Forbidden Gospels mentions a forthcoming book by Marvin Meyer on the full range of Judas traditions from early Christian writers. The book is due in November and is titled Judas: The Definitive Collection of Gospels and … Continue reading

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Tchacos Codex Conference

April DeConick of Rice University (and administrator of the Forbidden Gospels blog) has announced a conference on the Tchacos Codex (the codex that features the Gospel of Judas) for March 2008. Read her post HERE.

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Gospel of Judas Roundup

Elaine Pagels promoted her latest book Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (with Karen L. King) on the Colbert Report this past week. You can also read about a recent talk by the author from … Continue reading

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Gospel of Judas Roundup

John Dominic Crossan offers this review of Karen King’s and Elaine Pagels’ The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity. April DeConick’s The Forbidden Gospels blog features a preview of her new book The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel … Continue reading

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Ehrman vs. Bock on the Gospel of Judas

Bart Ehrman and Darrell L. Bock (author of The Missing Gospels) are interviewed on The Things That Matter Most (based in Dallas) about the Gospel of Judas. For a recent on-line review of Bock’s book see Mike Aquilina’s The Way … Continue reading

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Popular New Thriller Features Gnostics

Jim Davila at Palaeojudaica has a few posts (HERE and HERE) on the new thriller The Book of Names by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori (read a review HERE). The book features a battle between a group of chosen ones, … Continue reading

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New Christian Apocrypha Blog

Prof. April DeConick of Rice University in Houston (and author of Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas) recently launched her blog The Forbidden Gospels. Already she has discussed her views on the Gospel of Judas (adding to the growing number … Continue reading

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Post-Holiday Roundup: The Gospel of Judas

The Green Bay Press Gazette has an article reviewing recent books on the Gospel of Judas. Novelist Jeffrey Archer is writing a book inspired by the Gospel of Judas. Read an article on it from the Times On-line. Read an … Continue reading

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Gospel of Judas opens old wounds

Special guest Pierluigi Piovanelli of the University of Ottawa offers the following discussion on the publishing of the Gospel of Judas: TCHACOS LIBRE! These days I am completing a collective review of the first publications on the Gospel of Judas, … Continue reading

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Secret Lives of Jesus on National Geographic Channel

The National Geographic Channel will air a special on December 17 at 9 PM (Eastern) titled “The Secret Lives of Jesus”. A press release describes it as follows: More than 1,500 years ago, ancient writings were buried that offered alternative narratives … Continue reading

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Judas: Friend or Foe

Craig Evans of Acadia Divinity College in Nova Scotia is quoted in a recent article on the Gospel of Judas on the CBC web site. Evans here claims that the text was misinterprted by National Geographic’s editing and translation team. … Continue reading

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New Gospel of Judas book

The Charlotte Observer interviews Bart Ehrman on his new book (released just this last week), The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed at http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/living/religion/15701139.htm.

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