Saturday, April 08, 2006

The Judas "Gospel"

David Kopel of The Volokh Conspiracy takes a swing at the U.S. media over "The Gospel of Judas:"
This Friday's coverage of the so-called "Gospel of Judas" in much of the U.S. media was appallingly stupid. The Judas gospel is interesting in its own right, but the notion that it disproves, or casts into doubt, the traditional orthodox understanding of the betrayal of Jesus is preposterous.
David then goes into a full-on explanation of the roots of this and other gnostic gospels. Interesting that in the weeks leading up to the movie version of The DaVinci Code we hear about the Gospel of Judas while Dan Brown wins his plagiarism court case.

As always with The Volokh Conspiracy, the comments are just as thought provoking as the post.

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