This article ate my time today. I wrote it rushly because it is badly needed in my column for our school publication 'Crossroads'. Read it and be ready to shock!
The Gospel According to Judas
“This is big, a lot of people are going to be upset” said Bart Ehrman during an interview with National Geographic Society.(NGS)
After the controversial Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code exploded, another explosive exposition of the discovered Coptic document is about to shake Christian beliefs. A form of paper made of dried water plants written with old words that have gone unheard ever since this document was proclaimed off-limits to Christians. Now, experts, antiquities traders and collectors are trying to mend these tattered texts and translate it to English.
The secret account of Judas Iscariot depicts a different Judas contrary to what people think about him. However, both scholars and theologians’ stands will always repel.
The Secret Account
The book of the hated man Judas, with a lead “ The secret account of the revelation that Jesus spoke in conversation with Judas Iscariot”, was uncovered late in the 20th century somewhere in the town of Nag Hammadi, Egypt but it was disappeared from the hands of antiquities traders for 16 years in a bank vault in Hicksville, New York.
On May 1983, a graduate student working in Rome named Stephen Emmel got an invitation from his scholar friend to fly to Switzerland for a great deal. Hanna, an egyptian from Cairo offered the 3 shoe boxes containing the papyri wrapped in newspaper. Emmel bought it for 50,000 dollars. With all the discipline, he meticulously managed the document because the papyrus was already beginning to crumble. Since Emmel and his colleagues do not have knowledge to translate the Coptic texts written in Greek letters, Read more
Published on Monday, August 28, 2006 Monday, August 28, 2006 //