Friday, April 07, 2006

i love it when scholars blog

...the text is late, the orthodox Christians said The Gospel of Judas was nonsense, and the theology (which is clearly gnostic) is not 1st Century Jewish/Galilean. No one can dispute any of these three points.

scot mcknight weighs in on the gospel of judas.

he promises more on Monday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think this a big deal. There are lots of text that have been found over the years.

The Gospel of John is late. It is about 90 ce. Who are we kidding?
Compare the Gospel of John to the synoptics and it may not make it in the canon today.

Also how does one define orthodox?
If you ask a Russian orhtodox if the local "bible Church" down the street is a heretic they'd probably say yes. It's probably true for RC's as well.

Interesting piece.