Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Gospel of Judas found

See here.
Scholars say that they have long been on the lookout for the Gospel of Judas because of a reference to what was probably an early version of it in a text called Against Heresies, written by Irenaeus, the bishop of Lyons, about the year 180.
A rather Borgesian line.

The Gospel says Judas was just following Jesus's instructions, an idea already familiar from
Borges's "Three Versions Of Judas". Borges goes much deeper into the issue than the Gospel appears to.


Anonymous John Thullen said...

I've always wondered about Borges' blindness --in a Tiresiasian sort of way.

8/4/06 17:57  

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