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The Judas Gospel

Portrait of Jesus (Above image courtesy of St. Catherine's Monastery, Sinai)

It’s a revelation conjuring heated debate: According to a recently translated ancient text called the Gospel of Judas, the disciple infamous for betraying Jesus may well have been Christ’s most faithful servant and—because the Savior asked him to—accepted perpetual disgrace to bring about Jesus' death. Explore the mysticism of early Gnostic thought expressed in words written on a 1,700-year-old leather-bound papyrus. Hear the interpretations of four biblical scholars. Follow this fragile document from its discovery in Egypt to its translation and ultimate presentation to the world. And share your thoughts on the Gospel of Judas.

Begin your journey.
  • FEATURE STORY

    A crumbling manuscript sheds new light on history's most hated man.

  • MANUSCRIPT MAGNIFIER

    Examine these papyrus pages and specific translated passages.

  • EXPERTS ON JUDAS

    Hear what four scholars have to say about this discovery.

  • SIGHTS & SOUNDS

    Experience the discovery of this gospel.

  • FORUMS

    Share your thoughts about the Gospel of Judas.

  • PHOTO GALLERY

    See images of the fragile manuscript fragments and more.

  • LEARN MORE

    Find out how Jesus fit into Christian Gnostic cosmology.

  • ON ASSIGNMENT

    "If I told you, I’d have to kill you," says photographer Kenneth Garrett.

 
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