New Testament: The Director’s Cut

Lost Gospel Revealed; Says Jesus Asked Judas to Betray Him

He is one of the most reviled men in history.

But was Judas only obeying his master’s wishes when he betrayed Jesus with a kiss?

That’s what a newly revealed ancient Christian text says.

After being lost for nearly 1,700 years, the Gospel of Judas was recently restored, authenticated, and translated.

The Coptic, or Egyptian Christian, manuscripts were unveiled today at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C. (National Geographic News is part of the National Geographic Society.)

So which do you prefer, the original or the alternate ending? I like this new one myself.

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3 Responses to “New Testament: The Director’s Cut”

  1. CB Says:

    This ‘revised’ ending really has no historical basis whatsoever. The sad part is that in this version, Jesus claims that Judas will be exalted and receive glory. Unless there’s glory in suicide, this prophecy sounds like a dud.

  2. Doug Says:

    What alternate ending? From a manuscript written hundreds of years after the fact that is in direct conflict with the story told by eyewitnesses?

  3. Eric Says:

    None of the gospels were written by eyewitnesses. The first wasn’t written down until well over a generation had passed from when the events supposedly occurred, and the last was written after about a century had passed, IIRC. So this account is no more or less valid on that basis than any of the descriptions found in the new testament.

    Early Christian writings seemed to have a lot that flatly contradicted each other; it wasn’t until the Council of Nicea that it was all consolidated and an official story was settled on, resolving (most of) those contradictions. Most of the other accounts were then destroyed; it seems that this is simply one that survived.

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