The Gospel of Judas : a new translation with introduction and commentary / David Brakke.

Brakke, David [Browse]
  • New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2022]
  • ©2022
xix, 270 pages ; 25 cm.


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"Since its publication in 2006, The Gospel of Judas has generated remarkable interest and debate among scholars and general readers alike. In this noncanonical Coptic text from the second century CE, Jesus engages in a series of conversations with his disciples and with Judas, explaining the origin of the cosmos and its rulers, the existence of another holy race, and the coming end of the current world order. In this new translation and commentary, David Brakke addresses the major interpretive questions that have emerged since the text's discovery, exploring the ways that The Gospel of Judas sheds light on the origins and development of gnostic mythology, debates over the Eucharist and communal authority, and Christian appropriation of Jewish apocalyptic eschatology. The translation reflects new analyses of the work's genre and structure, and the commentary and notes provide thorough discussions of the text's grammar and numerous lacunae and ambiguities." -- Publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-78) and indexes.
  • Introduction. The testimonia to and Coptic text of The Gospel of Judas ; The date and sectarian context ; The literary background ; Major themes in the interpretation of The Gospel of Judas
  • Translation
  • Notes and comments. Incipit (33.1-6) ; Prologue: the earthly ministry of Jesus (33.6-21)
  • Four appearances of Jesus. First appearance: Judas's recognition of Jesus (33.22-36.10) ; Second appearance : the mighty and holy race (36.11-37.20) ; Third appearance : the disciples' dream and its interpretations (37.20-44.14) ; Fourth appearance: Judas's vision (44.15-46.4)
  • Erotapokriseis (questions and answers). The domination of the rulers and the rule of Judas (46.5-53.7) ; The life span of humanity (53.8-16) ; The fate of the human spirit (53.16-54.12) ; The corruption of humanity (54.13-55.14) ; The destruction of the stars (55.15-22) ; The fate of the baptized (55.23-57.15) ; Conclusion of the dialogues (57.16-58.6)
  • Epilogue: Judas hands Jesus over (58.6-26).
Other title(s)
Gospel of Judas. English. Brakke. 2022
  • 9780300173260 ((hardcover))
  • 0300173261 ((hardcover))
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