Published for the first time since it was condemned as heresy by early church leaders, the Gospel of Judas is told from the perspective of Judas Iscariot, history's ultimate traitor. However, the Judas that emerges in this volume is a hero, not a villain. The gospel has been translated from its original Coptic into clear prose and is accompanied by commentary that explains its fascinating history in the context of the early church, offering a whole new way of understanding the message of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of Judas describes the event that occurred three days before the celebration of Passover, in a secret conversation between Jesus and his disciple, Judas Iscariot. At the end of their conversation, however, Judas no longer remains as one of the disciples for he is arrested by the scribes for his betrayal of Jesus. As the gospel progressed, it became quite difficult to understand the reasons leading to his betrayal and this was mainly due to the increasing number of lines which turned out to be missing from the rest of the gospel. It was later found to be so because of the lack of proper handling and storage. Therefore, the missing lines were instead represented by either words, periods, or the number of missing lines, all put in brackets. Overall, this difficulty made it harder to understand the conversations that took place between Jesus and Judas.
This book introduces the Gospel of Judas, the gospel that will link the Bible with Sant Mat, the modern mystic teachings that were brought to us over a hundred years ago in Swami Ji's "Sar Bachan" (available complete online at Scribd). The "Apophasis Logos" that is the incipt's first words are the "Shabd" of Sant Mat, or the "Word said without speaking" from the Greek loanwords. The "region never called by any name" that Jesus tells Judas about is "Anami Desh", "region with no name", from Swami Ji's Sar Bachan, page 26. Judas is the one disappearing into the luminous cloud at the end, WITH Jesus, both merging into the light (that's what new fragments reveal: "Judas stopped gazing at Jesus"). The whole gist of the gospel tallies perfectly with Sant Mat.
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