Lost Gospel Of Judas Iscariot Hardback

A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed

by Bart D Ehrman;


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Lost Gospel Of Judas Iscariot

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Leading historian of the early church, Bart Ehrman offers the first comprehensive account of the newly discovered Gospel of Judas, revealing what this legendary lost gospel contains and why it is so important for our understanding of Christianity. Ehrman describes how he first saw the Gospel of Judas--surprisingly, in a small room above a pizza parlor in a Swiss town near Lake Geneva--and he recounts the fascinating story of where and how this ancient papyrus document was discovered, how it moved around among antiquities dealers in Egypt, the United States, and Switzerland, and how it came to be restored and translated. More important, Ehrman gives the reader a complete and clear account of what the book teaches and he shows how it relates to other Gospel texts--both those inside the New Testament and those outside of it, most notably, the Gnostic texts of early Christianity. Finally, he describes what we now can say about the historical Judas himself as well as his relationship with Jesus, suggesting that one needs to read between the lines of the early Gospels to see exactly what Judas did and why he did it.The Gospel of Judas presents an entirely new view of Jesus, his disciples, and the man who allegedly betrayed him. It raises many questions and Bart Ehrman provides illuminating and authoritative answers, in a book that will interest anyone curious about the New Testament, the life of Jesus, and the history of Christianity after his death.

Lost Gospel Of Judas Iscariot by Bart D Ehrman was published by Oxford University Press in October 2006 and is our 55169th best seller. The ISBN for Lost Gospel Of Judas Iscariot is 9780195314601.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press (October 2006)
Weight459g
Number of Pages208
Thickness21 mm
Height240 mm
Width165 mm
ISBN9780195314601
ISBN-100195314603
Product Code1006560
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