The Gospel of Judas

The Gospel of Judas reveals the diversity of
the early Christian movement.

The authentication and release of the Gospel of Judas is being widely discussed. One of the most intriguing points being made by biblical scholars is that this gospel reveals the diversity of interpretations and opinions that sought acceptance in the early Christian movement. Having the actual manuscript offers a much different insight into this process because it’s tangible. It’s different to see written pages, even if we can’t read them for ourselves, than it is to read about them in a history book. It makes the competing ideas more real and the process of claiming a space in history more clear. This BBC video news clip offers a concise overview.

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