The Lost Gospel: The Quest for the Gospel of Judas Iscariot

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National Geographic Books, 2007 - Religion - 335 pages
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This compelling and exhaustively researched account reveals the truth behind one of the greatest Judeo Christian archaeology of the century—a 1,600-year-old papyrus manuscript, or codex, containing the only known surviving Gospel of Judas. With all the skills of an investigative journalist and master storyteller, Herbert Krosney traces the forgotten gospel's improbable journey from the sands of the Egyptian desert across three continents—a trek that would take it through the netherworld of the international antiquities trade—until the crumbling papyrus is finally made to give up its secrets.

Sold twice, lost once and hidden in a safe-deposit box in Long Island for sixteen years, the story of The Gospel of Judas's amazing trek from the cavern near the banks of the Nile River reads like a "plot from a Hollywood mystery." Was one of history's greatest villains really one of its greatest heroes? Was Judas Iscariot really Jesus Christ's betrayer? With the discovery of the 1,600-year-old Gospel, you can now decide for yourself.
 

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A workmanlike account of the discovery and subsequent travels and tribulations of the manuscript "Gospel of Judas." A bit repetitive and clearly somewhat rushed into print, this volume nonetheless ... Read full review

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I found The Lost Gospel to be quite a story. I had no idea that the under world of artifact smuggling was so interesting. The author tells the history and the needed details that make this intriguing ... Read full review

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Herbert Krosney is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker. He has worked for BBC, PBS, and the History Channel, as well as National Geographic. He is the author of Beyond Welfare: Poverty in the Supercity; Deadly Business: Legal Deals and Outlaw Weapons; and co-author of The Islamic Bomb: the Nuclear Threat to Israel and the Middle East. He divides his time between New York and Jerusalem.

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an expert on the history of early Christianity. He is the autor of 19 books including the bestselling Misquoting Jesus: the Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.

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