Is the Gospel of Judas authentic?
Although lost for centuries, the Gospel of Judas was known to have existed because it was mentioned by St. Irenaeus of Lyon, who condemned it as a fiction in ad 180. However, a Coptic translation (c. 300) of the original Greek text was discovered in a codex found in Egypt in the 1970s.
Why was the Gospel of Judas removed?
The Gnostics were known for writing several gospels that suited their beliefs. The gospel of Judas was written long after the death of Jesus, which eliminates Judas as the author. This discrepancy in time means that the Judas gospel was not based on eyewitness accounts, as were all four of the canonical Gospels.
Where can I find the Gospel of Judas?
Caves in the area north and east of El Minya, Egypt, near where the manuscript containing the Gospel of Judas was found.
What is the content of the Gospel of Judas?
The Gospel of Judas is a Gnostic gospel whose content consists of conversations between Jesus and Judas Iscariot.
Is the Gospel of Judas in the Codex Tchacos?
However, it is uncertain whether the text mentioned by Irenaeus is in fact the same text as the Coptic “Gospel of Judas” found in the Codex Tchacos. The Gospel of Judas consists of 16 chapters which document Jesus’s teaching about spiritual matters and cosmology.
Who is the Lord in the Gospel of Judas?
And those who say, ‘We’re equal to the angels’ – they’re the stars that finish everything. It’s been said to the human generations, ‘Look, God has accepted your sacrifice from the hands of priests,’ that is, the minister of error. But the Lord who commands is the Lord over everything.
Is the National Geographic Society promoting the Gospel of Judas?
The National Geographic Society has once more attempted to capitalize upon the name of Jesus Christ by a promotion of the so-called “Gospel of Judas” in recent interviews, publications, etc. This controversy is much ado over nothing.