Gospel of Judas Together with the Letter of Peter to Philip, James, and a Book of Allogenes from Codex Tchacos
For the first time in a single volume, discover the complete text of Codex Tchacos-- the remarkable ancient papyrus book that contains the "Gospel of Judas." Hidden for 1,600 years in an Egyptian cave, only to be found, traded, and all but destroyed More...
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Publisher: National Geographic Society
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For the first time in a single volume, discover the complete text of Codex Tchacos-- the remarkable ancient papyrus book that contains the "Gospel of Judas." Hidden for 1,600 years in an Egyptian cave, only to be found, traded, and all but destroyed before its restoration began in 2001, Codex Tchacos contains four texts that shed important light on the ancient world and the emergence of Christianity. Featuring beautifully rendered, full-color photographs of the original papyrus pages alongside the Coptic text and its English translation, this critical edition provides everything needed for a full examination of the Codex. The "Letter of Peter to Philip" provides a mystical, Gnostic picture of Jesus; the text entitled "James" presents Jesus discussing the meaning of life and death with his brother James; the "Gospel of Judas" casts a new light on Judas' betrayal; and the previously unknown book of "Allogenes," though fragmentary, portrays Jesus as a stranger who brings light to a world of darkness. Ideal for the scholar and layperson alike, these texts are published here by an international team of scholars and supplemented by insightful introductions, indices, and other revealing, explanatory essays.
Dr. Meyer, a scholar long familiar with the Nag Hammadi texts, offers here a fresh and lively translation that anyone intrigued to learn more about these texts will welcome."