live chat The Thoughtful Christian Logo
Resources for Christians and seekers
The Gospel of Judas

Recent Discoveries, the Bible, and Tradition

Publication Date:
7/25/2006
Pages:
0
Session(s)
1
Product Type:
Internet Download
Adult Study
Product Number:
TC0095

The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John begin the New Testament. But are these Gospels the only ones connected with Jesus' twelve apostles? Not at all! Manuscripts of about thirty Gospels have been recovered in either complete or fragmentary form, many of which are referred to by names of Jesus' apostles, including Judas. The Gospel of Judas, acquired by the Maecenas Foundation for Ancient Art in 2000, translated through the auspices of the National Geographic Society, and published in April 2006, dates between 220 to 340 CE but is a copy of the original Greek manuscript that was probably written between 130 and 180 CE. Written in Coptic, the language of Egyptian Christians, it was discovered in the Egyptian desert in the 1970s and has a gnostic perspective similar to what is found in the Gospel of Thomas.

Before examining its contents, this study considers how we should classify this book in relation to the rest of the New Testament, how the four New Testament Gospels portray Judas, and what the early church leaders mentioned either about this Gospel or about Judas. The study then reviews the content of the Gospel of Judas, over which there has been much excitement and controversy as of late.

Participants review what the New Testament Gospels say about Judas and then read portions of the Gospel of Judas to compare accounts. Information is provided that will help participants understand the gnostic nature of this text.

Emily Cheney is a Presbyterian minister in Georgia, a contributor to the New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, and the author of She Can Read: Feminist Reading Strategies for Biblical Narrative.


1
The Books between ...
What Christians Sh...
2
First Corinthians
Emily Cheney
List Price $12.00
Sale Price $12.00
Add to Cart
3
The Gospel of Juda...
Recent Discoveries...
Emily Cheney
List Price $7.50
Sale Price $7.50
Add to Cart
4
Types of Literatur...
Emily Cheney
List Price $7.50
Sale Price $7.50
Add to Cart
5
When and Why the B...
Emily Cheney
List Price $12.00
Sale Price $12.00
Add to Cart
 
comments powered by Disqus
List Price: $7.50