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Monday, June 02, 2008

Gospel of Judas - we were betrayed

Do you remember the hullabaloo last year when National Geographic released the translation of the Gospel of Judas? According to this article in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the translators made some big gaffes that ended up making Judas look better than the actual words indicated. It's a fascinating look at what happens when scholarship is done tendentiously or for profit and definitely worth reading the whole thing.

As for myself, I remember reading the translation and thinking that there was no way that the Christian community could have accepted this work, as it says too many bad things about God and creation. It would only work if you were a complete Marcionite.