Was Judas The Beloved Disciple?

I’ve flirted with Judas as well, but this? Of course, some think that it is Lazarus:

The Gospel of Judas is a Gnostic gospel purported to document conversations between the apostle Judas Iscariot and Jesus Christ. The document is not claimed to have been written by Judas himself, but rather by Gnostic followers of Jesus. It exists in an early fourth-century Coptic text, though it has been proposed, but not proven, that the text is a translation of an earlier Greek version. The Gospel of Judas is probably from no earlier than the second century, since it contains theology that is not represented before the second half of the second century, and since its introduction and epilogue assume the reader is familiar with the canonical Gospels. The oldest Coptic document has been carbon dated to AD 280, plus or minus 50 years.

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TheoPoetic Musings: Was Judas The Beloved Disciple?.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

21 thoughts on “Was Judas The Beloved Disciple?

  1. Myself I say, don’t waste your brain matter on stuff like this! Read your Bible, read the best historical Church materials, and certainly read the Churches best theology and theolog’s. Your brain can only keep so much, saturate it with truly spiritual material! But first, “Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.” (Ps. 119:11)

  2. It is not only about the particulars that surrounds the life of of Judas, but he depth of who Jesus really is; that majority of Christians would probably never know. The is about the prophetic fufilment to usher in the true revelation of who Jesus is and the manifistation of His purpose. Get a glimpse of how, when and the whereabout of Judas including His time of death and why!

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