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Apr 7, After being reviled for almost years as the embodiment of treachery, Judas Iscariot's side of the story was finally published yesterday. Apr 6, Turns out Judas wasn't the renegade disciple who betrayed Jesus and Jesus' relationship with Judas than does Jesus Christ Superstar. The New Testament describes James, Joseph (Joses), Judas (Jude), and Simon as brothers of In the 3rd century, biological relatives with a connection to the nuclear family of Jesus, without explicit reference to brothers or sisters, were called.
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According to this version of events, not only was Judas obeying orders when he handed Jesus to his persecutors, he was Christ's most trusted disciple, singled out to receive mystical knowledge.
According to the page gospel, copied in the ancient Coptic language apparently from a Greek original more than a hundred years older, Jesus told Judas: It is possible for you to reach it, but you will grieve a great deal. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me. The initial reaction from Christian scholars was wary. Even if the gospel is authentic, they said, it appears to be the work of a particular 2nd-century sect, the gnostics, who had different beliefs from the mainstream church and who were long ago declared heretical.
The leading biblical scholar and translator of the dead sea scrolls, Professor Geza Vermes of Oxford University, said: Another gnostic text, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, discovered a century ago, has been given a dose of publicity lately by The Da Vinci Code.
The difficulty inherent in the saying is its paradox: The earliest churches believed "as it is written of him" to be prophetic, fulfilling Scriptures such as that of the suffering servant in Isaiah and the righteous one in Psalm 22, which do not require betrayal at least by Judas as the means to the suffering.
Regardless of any necessity, Judas is held responsible for his act Mark John Calvin states that Judas was predestined to damnation, but writes on the question of Judas' guilt: There is no 'Canon of the Damned', nor any official proclamation of the damnation of Judas. It is speculated that Judas's damnation, which seems possible from the Gospels' text, may not stem from his betrayal of Christ, but from the despair which caused him to subsequently commit suicide.
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Schonfield suggested that the crucifixion of Christ was a conscious re-enactment of Biblical prophecy and that Judas acted with the full knowledge and consent of Jesus in "betraying" him to the authorities. The book has been variously described as 'factually groundless',  based on 'little data' and 'wild suppositions',  'disturbing' and 'tawdry'.
Irenaeus records the beliefs of one Gnostic sect, the Cainiteswho believed that Judas was an instrument of the SophiaDivine Wisdom, thus earning the hatred of the Demiurge. His betrayal of Jesus thus was a victory over the materialist world. The Cainites later split into two groups, disagreeing over the ultimate significance of Jesus in their cosmology. However, it adds many of its own tales, probably from local legends, including one of Judas.
In this pseudepigraphic work tells how Judas, as a boy, was possessed by Satanwho caused him to bite himself or anyone else present. In one of these attacks, Judas bit the young Jesus in the side; and, by touching Him, Satan was exorcised.
It further states that the side which Judas supposedly bit was the same side that was pierced by the Holy Lance at the Crucifixion . Gospel of Judas[ edit ] Main article: It appeared to be a 3rd- or 4th-century-AD copy of a 2nd-century original,   relating a series of conversations in which Jesus and Judas interact and discuss the nature of the universe from a Gnostic viewpoint.
The discovery was given dramatic international exposure in April when the US National Geographic magazine published a feature article entitled "The Gospel of Judas" with images of the fragile codex and analytical commentary by relevant experts and interested observers but not a comprehensive translation. The article's introduction stated: DeConick raises about translation choices are addressed in footnotes in both the popular and critical editions.
She concluded that the ongoing clash between scriptural fundamentalism and attempts at revision were childish because of the unreliability of the sources. Therefore, she argued, "People interpret, and cheat. The answer is not to fix the Bible but to fix ourselves. Islamic view of Jesus' death According to medieval copies the earliest copies from the 15th century of the Gospel of Barnabas it was Judas, not Jesus, who was crucified on the cross.
This work states that Judas's appearance was transformed to that of Jesus', when the former, out of betrayal, led the Roman soldiers to arrest Jesus who by then was ascended to the heavens. This transformation of appearance was so identical that the masses, followers of Christ, and even the Mother of Jesus, Mary, initially thought that the one arrested and crucified was Jesus himself.
The gospel then mentions that after three days since burial, Judas' body was stolen from his grave, and then the rumors spread of Jesus being risen from the dead. When Jesus was informed in the third heaven about what happened, he prayed to God to be sent back to the earth, and descended and gathered his mother, disciples, and followers, and told them the truth of what happened. He then ascended back to the heavens, and will come back at the end of times as a just king.
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This Gospel is considered by the majority of Christians to be late and pseudepigraphical; however, some academics suggest that it may contain some remnants of an earlier apocryphal work perhaps Gnostic, Ebionite or Diatessaronicredacted to bring it more in line with Islamic doctrine. She had not seen such before John 2: Lovely as she was, she had stepped beyond her place. She realized it; hence, meekly said to the servants: Because of his miracles, a great crowd followed him. After a private time, during which he selected the twelve apostles, he entered a nearby house; but the crowd so thronged the residence that they could not even take time for food v.
The older translations follow with this rendition: It seems that Mary and her other children cf. Did they believe he had lost his balance due to his increasing popularity? Whatever their motive, they revealed a lack of appreciation for the urgency of his mission, and they were fueled by a misguided zeal.
The Lord was teaching in Galilee, for it was not safe in Judea; the Jews there were plotting his fate. The feast of tabernacles was approaching and there would be vast crowds in Jerusalem. The half-brothers of Jesus therefore took it upon themselves to challenge him to go into Judea.
The verb is an imperfect tense, suggesting that their unbelief was ongoing. Some suggest these brothers wanted to put the Lord to the test for their own spiritual benefit.
Thus, if he could demonstrate his miraculous works on the Judean public, these brothers likewise would be constrained to believe and therefore be counted among the disciples.
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Others suggest that the motive was more crass and grandiose. Though they did not endorse his Messianic claim, clearly crowds thrust themselves upon him wherever he went. Why not then go where the greatest concentration of the populous would be—at Jerusalem for the coming feast?
Perhaps he would be proclaimed as a great political leader of sorts, just as had been attempted a few months earlier John 6: If so, as brothers, they might share in the resultant benefits of royalty. At least, however, they had not disowned him.
There still was hope, as later events would demonstrate. A fabricator of the narrative certainly would have eliminated such an embarrassing fact as this, or modified it in some way, so as to nullify this rather negative detail in the ministry of Jesus.