Talk:Gospel of Judas
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