For the 1st time in one quantity, observe the full textual content of Codex Tchacos—the outstanding old papyrus ebook that comprises the Gospel of Judas. Hidden for 1,600 years in an Egyptian cave, purely to be chanced on, traded, and all yet destroyed ahead of its recovery all started in 2001, Codex Tchacos includes 4 texts that shed vital mild at the historic international and the emergence of Christianity.

Featuring fantastically rendered, full-color pictures of the unique papyrus pages along the Coptic textual content and its English translation, this severe variation presents every thing wanted for a whole exam of the Codex. The Letter of Peter to Philip presents a paranormal, Gnostic photo of Jesus; the textual content entitled James provides Jesus discussing the which means of lifestyles and dying along with his brother James; the Gospel of Judas casts a brand new mild on Judas' betrayal; and the formerly unknown ebook of Allogenes, notwithstanding fragmentary, portrays Jesus as a stranger who brings mild to a global of darkness. perfect for the coed and layperson alike, those texts are released right here via a world crew of students and supplemented via insightful introductions, indices, and different revealing, explanatory essays.

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