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The Gospel of Judas seems to confirm what some scholars have hinted at for years, that the Judas Iscariot story was invented by the early church to provide a scapegoat for Jesus' untimely death.  The long-expected Messiah was not supposed to die without first liberating Israel from the iron yoke of Rome.  So why did Jesus die?  To blame the Romans would be suicidal; to blame the Jews would be to implicate too many peers.  By the time the gospels were written Judas was already dead; besides he also had a bad reputation as a terrorist.  So why not blame Judas?  And wasn't  
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The Gospel of Judas seems to confirm what some scholars have hinted at for years, that the Judas Iscariot story was invented by the early church to provide a scapegoat for Jesus' untimely death.  The long-expected Messiah was not supposed to die without first liberating Israel from the iron yoke of Rome.  So why did Jesus die?  To blame the Romans would be suicidal; to blame the Jews would be to implicate too many peers.  By the time the gospels were written Judas was already dead; besides he also had a bad reputation as a terrorist.  So why not blame Judas?  And wasn't Judas the brother of Jesus, or was that another Judas?
Judas the brother of Jesus, or was that another Judas?
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Just a comment, Laurel Gray, El Cajon, CA
 
Just a comment, Laurel Gray, El Cajon, CA
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== Pesher of Christ (Barbara Thiering) ==
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Barbara Thiering has provided a brief comment on the publication of this manuscript and the tendency for readers to interpret is as offering historical (rather than symbolic) information.
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See her comment at:<BR>
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Pesher of Christ: Questions and Answers [http://www.pesherofchrist.infinitesoulutions.com/QandA/Questions.html#judas]

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The Gospel of Judas seems to confirm what some scholars have hinted at for years, that the Judas Iscariot story was invented by the early church to provide a scapegoat for Jesus' untimely death. The long-expected Messiah was not supposed to die without first liberating Israel from the iron yoke of Rome. So why did Jesus die? To blame the Romans would be suicidal; to blame the Jews would be to implicate too many peers. By the time the gospels were written Judas was already dead; besides he also had a bad reputation as a terrorist. So why not blame Judas? And wasn't Judas the brother of Jesus, or was that another Judas?

Just a comment, Laurel Gray, El Cajon, CA

Pesher of Christ (Barbara Thiering)

Barbara Thiering has provided a brief comment on the publication of this manuscript and the tendency for readers to interpret is as offering historical (rather than symbolic) information.

See her comment at:
Pesher of Christ: Questions and Answers [1]