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The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariotby Herbert Krosney
Synopses & Reviews
He's been hated and reviled through the ages as Jesus Christ's betrayer- the close friend who sells him out for 30 pieces ofsilver.
But history also records other information about Judas Iscariot. One such reference was written in 180 by an influential Church Father named St. Irenaeus who railed against the Gospel of Judasfor depicting the last days of Jesus from the perspective of the disgraced apostle. In its pages, Judas is Christ's favorite.
It's a startlingly different story than the one handeddown through the ages. Once it was denounced as heresy, the Gospel of Judas faded from sight. It became one of history's forgotten manuscripts.
In this compellingand exhaustively researched account, Herbert Krosney unravels how the Gospel of Judas was found and its meaning painstakingly teased from the ancient Coptic script that had hid its message for centuries. With all theskills of an investigative journalist and master storyteller, Krosney traces the forgotten gospel's improbable journey across three continents, a trek that would take it through the netherworld of theinternational antiquities trade, until the crumbling papyrus is finally made to give up its secrets. The race to discover the Gospel of Judas will go down as one of the great detective stories of biblical archaeology.
Describes how the Gospel of Judas was discovered, why it was historically denounced as heresy, and what it says about the disciple's role in the plan for salvation.
About the Author
Herbert Krosney is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker specializing in investigative and historical projects. He has worked for BBC, PBS, and The History Channel as well as National Geographic.
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the author of 19 books, including the bestselling Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why and The Lost Christianities.
Jason Culp has recorded numerous audiobooks including John Irving’s “The Fourth Hand,” Peter Straub’s “In The Night Room,” Elmore Leonard’s “Be Cool,” and David Baldacci’s “Last Man Standing”.Herbert Krosney is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker specializing in investigative and historical projects. He has worked for bbc, pbs, and the history channel as well as national geographic. He is the author of beyond welfare: poverty in the supercity; deadly business: legal deals and outlaw weapons; and the co-author of the islamic bomb: the nuclear threat to israel and the middle east. A harvard graduate, he began his career in newspaper reporting. Married with three children and five grandchildren, he divides his time between homes in new york and jerusalem.
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an expert on the history of early Christianity. He is the author of 19 books, including the bestselling Misquoting Jesus: the Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Bart D. Ehrman — Who's who in the lost gospel — A desert grave — A king's ransom — Betraying Jesus — Power brokers — The robbery — Under a magnifying glass — The glories of Nag Hammadi - Purgatory — Scholarly pursuit — Judas in America — The enforcer from Gaul — The Ferrini confrontation — The ravages of time — Threat of exposure — A fiber puzzle — The gospel of Judas.
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