The buzz in religious studies these last few days is the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, which paints Judas as Jesus’ collaborator rather than his betrayer.
This document isn’t exactly new as scholars knew about it since the 1970s but it mysteriously disappeared only to resurface recently. The National Geographic Society announced it on Thurs (Apr 6) along with 2 new books on the topic and a special on the manuscript to air this Sunday at 8PM.
The manuscript is written in Coptic and the papyrus on which the text was written dates to the 3rd or 4th century CE. It seems to be part of the Gnostic corpus similar to those texts discovered at Nag Hammadi as it was found among other Gnostic writings including the First Apocalypse of James
and the Epistle of Peter to Philip.
You can get view the English translation as well as follow the latest news on Roger Pearse’s Gospel of Judas website.