The Lost Gospel by Herbert Krosney
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truly, truly I say to you, the man who betrays the son of God, it is better that he had never been born. The Book of Matthew He's one of the most hated men in history. The Apostle Who betrayed Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot. For centuries, his name has been synonymous with treachery and deceit. In the mid to late 19 seventies, hidden for more than 1500 years, an ancient text emerged from the sands of Egypt. You know, the banks of the Nile River. Some Egyptian peasants, Fella Hin stumbled upon a cavern. In biblical times, such chambers had been used to bury the dead. The peasants entered the cave seeking ancient gold or jewellery, anything of value that they could sell. Instead, among a pile of human bones, they discovered a crumbling limestone box. Inside it, they came upon an unexpected find, a mysterious leather bound book of Codex. The illiterate peasants couldn't decipher the ancient text, but they knew that old books fetched a good price in Cairo's antiquities markets. This one was made of papyrus, ancient Egypt's form of paper. The fella Hin, had no idea that what they were holding was one of the greatest prizes of biblical archaeology, a document stained by the label heresy and condemned 1800 years ago. In April of 2000, approximately 22 years later, antiquities dealer Frieda Chako Snooze Burger I was headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, where she received some stunning news. She recently bought the ancient Codex from an Egyptian dealer and had taken it to Yale University to have it examined. Now, on her cell phone, a manuscript expert at Yale dropped a bombshell. Frieda, it's fantastic, he said in an extremely emotional voice. This is a very important document. I think it's the Gospel of Judas for nuts. Burger. It was the payoff. For years of pursuit, she had become obsessed with a mysterious Codex without ever knowing what it contained. Could there really be a gospel of Judas? Oddly, for someone so notorious, we know very few facts about Judas Iscariot. He was one of the 12 apostles. He most likely came from Judea, not Galilee. Like Jesus and the others, Judas was the apostles treasurer and buy some gospel accounts. Jesus most trusted ally, making his betrayal all the more contemptible. But if the details of his life from murky. There's no question about Judas, his place in history. He's the one who handed over his friend Marvin Meyer, one of the translated translators of the newly discovered gospel, explained. He's the one who brought about the crucifixion, and he's the one who's damned for all time. In Dante's Inferno, Judas is condemned to the lowest pits of ****, where he is eaten headfirst by giant wrapped ER belonging to Lucifer himself. Generally today, people think of Judah's principally as the betrayer of Jesus, someone who was a traitor to the cause, scholar Bart Herman, noted for his studies of early Christianity, remarked recently. Often they think of them as somebody who was greedy, avaricious, and was more interested in making money than in being faithful to his master. The word itself is despised, Dr William Klassen added. I think virtually throughout the Western world, you wouldn't even call your dog that and in Germany, of course, it is illegal to name your child. Judas Christ and his apostles were all observant Jews, orthodox by today's standards, but in time Judas is dark, deed came to represent the supposed villainy of their entire faith. Traditionally in Christian circles. Judas, in fact, has been associated with Jews, Erman notes, not just because of his name but also because of these characteristics that became stereotypes for Jews in the Middle Ages. This stereotype of being traitors, avaricious, who betrayed Jesus. And this portrayal of Judas, of course, also leads them to horrendous acts of anti Semitism through the centuries. The stain that marks him is based on just 24 lines in the Gospels. As C. Steven Evans, professor of philosophy at Baylor University, said, Judas Iscariot is the New Testament doesn't appear much, and I think it's because he's an embarrassment. What little is said about him is very sinister. So he's portrayed in increasingly villainous terms as a thief who steals from the money money box. Indeed, even as a person who is influenced by Satan, yeah,