In this radical reinterpretation, Jesus asks Judas to betray him. In contrast to the New Testament Gospels, Judas Iscariot is presented as a role model for all those who wish to be disciples of Jesus. He is the one apostle who truly understands Jesus.
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Author Biography - Rodolphe Kasser
Rudolphe Kasser is one of the world's leading Coptologists. He is professor on the Faculty of the Arts at the University of Geneva. He has organised the restoration and prepared the editio princeps of the codex containing the Gospel of Judas. Gregor Wurst is a professor of ecclesiastical history and patristics at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of University of Augsburg, Germany. He is widely published in the field of Coptic studies. He is one of the two editors of the original Coptic of the Gospel of Judas and one of the translators of the text. Marvin Meyer is Griset Professor of Bible and Christian Studies and director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Chapman University, Orange, California. He is one of the foremost scholars on Gnosticism, the Nag Hammadi library, and texts about Jesus outside the New Testament. He is one of the translators of the codex and the author of The Gnostic Gospels and The Unknown Sayings of Jesus.