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Author: Robert of St Louis Date: Mar 21, 2008 14:16
On Mar 21, 4:59 am, jeb erehwon.net> wrote:
> David yahoo.com> wrote innews:firstname.lastname@example.org
>> On Mar 20, 8:46 pm, jeb erehwon.net> wrote:
>>> I've heard that as a story before, but I just chalked it
>>> up as a story. Is there really a Gospel of Judas with
>>> historical credentials, e.g., like the Gospel of Thomas?
> Perhaps I am prejudiced by what I've read here, but I
> discount BT's opinion completely. There always appears to be
> such a huge amount of chaff with her stuff; if there is
> grain, I'd never find it. I cede the point in advance that
> I've not read her work; it is highly unlikely I will. There
> is such a volume of clearly worthwhile material to read in
> this short lifetime that I don't even consider material that
> is both boring and probably worthless to me as well.
> I did read the Wikipedia entry on my own. There seems to be
> some basis to accept the documents as being authentically
> old. There does not seem to be much basis for it being
> associated with very early Christian thinking that seems to
> comprise the general themes of the New Testament.
> The picture of Judas is a bit interesting, though.
As always there are always some spin offs by folks who are just
wanting to sell a book, who want to enhance the history of the
document. Are how it was found and on and on and on...It is not that
mysterious. I hate it when folks make fictional drama out of a really
simple story. They always find it in "a book store in a dark side
street in Egypt, that was stolen by Queen Lahlah, who gave it to her
lover, who sold it on Ebay etc." and the author just happened to find
it when he was looking for a Starbucks.