National Geographic unveiled an ancient manuscript Thursday that may shed new light on the relationship between Jesus and Judas, the disciple who betrayed him.
The papyrus manuscript was written probably around 300 A.D. in Coptic script, a copy of an earlier Greek manuscript.
It was discovered in the desert in Egypt in the 1970s and has now been authenticated by carbon dating and studied and translated by biblical scholars, National Geographic announced.
Unlike the four gospels in the Bible, this text indicates that Judas betrayed Jesus at Jesus’ request.
Full Story: AP: National Geographic unveils “Gospel of Judas”.
(thanks to Dale and Bill who sent word of this story almost simultaneously).
April 7, 2006 at 8:33 am
yes i can believe this because christ knew what was going to happen to him and he had to ensure it did happen to him or else no christianity eh? judas had to betray him!