Re: [XTalk] The Gospel of Judas: Meyer vs. Robinson
This interested observer finds himself in complete
agreement with you and Rikk that it's scandalous
that any reputable scholar would impute any degree
of historicity whatsoever to the Gospel of Judas. In
related news, Jeffrey Archer has now written his own
"Gospel of Judas" - with assistance from "an eminent
Australian biblical scholar", and audio version by
Desmond Tutu, of all people:
Not that I blame these folks for trying to make money
off the fad, mind you. It was the original "owner"
trying to make millions off the manuscript while letting
it deteriorate unpreserved and loosely handled over 15
years who's one of the culprits here.
BTW, why do you say "probably originally from Nag Hammadi"?
I've read two accounts of its provenance, one says middle
Egypt, the other upper, but the upper Egypt account doesn't
mention Nag Hammadi as being near the supposed find.
- Mike Grondin wrote:
"In related news, Jeffrey Archer has now written his own "Gospel of
Judas" - with assistance from "an eminent Australian biblical scholar",
and audio version by Desmond Tutu, of all people:"
If the Jeffrey Archer referred to is the British novelist and former
politician, at least he knows something about betrayal! Oops, should I
say things like that on this list? :-)
Best Wishes and a Happy New Year.
JOHN E STATON (BA Sheffield; DipTheol. Bristol)
Penistone, Sheffield UK