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Judas was the most devoted disciple of Jesus?

April 7 2006

The U.S. magazine "National Geographic" published English translation of ancient manuscripts, which may lead to revision of the role of Judas in the life of Jesus Christ.

This is a manuscript in Coptic language, the "age" which is estimated at about 1700 years. As suggested by experts, it is a copy of an earlier document that is written in ancient Greek.

In particular, the author of the text, which became known as the Gospel of Judas claims that Judas was not a traitor. He is represented as the beloved disciple of Christ, the only one who fully understood the essence of his teachings. To help get rid of the body shell, the Master himself asked Judas to hand him over to authorities. Stories like Judas fulfills this request, the story ends. About what happened next, says nothing.

In Egypt in 1970 was found text, which was written on sheets of papyrus. He was very carefully checked by experts and determined the age of papyrus, ink analyzed, studied the handwriting, done many other tests and concluded that it is not a forgery. Reports Interfax

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