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To: Right Wing Professor; MeanWestTexan
Judas is younger than most of the canonical NT, it may well be within the range of the later books.

That's a pipe dream.

Even your source admits that the Passion Narrative of the canonical Gospels dates from 30-60 AD and that narrative account gives the lie to this Judas text.

The very first mention of the Judas text is from 180 AD. That's a 100 year differential at best, if we assume that Irenaeus was not responding to a very current cult.

71 posted on 04/07/2006 7:57:55 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake
The very first mention of the Judas text is from 180 AD.

Indicating it existed well before 180, since Ireneaus was inveighing against a text which had some currency among the Gnostics.

76 posted on 04/07/2006 8:02:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: wideawake

My point is, regardless of date, the simple fact that this is a known writing from a known Gnostic Cainites' sect --- who thought the tempter serpent was good guy --- completely discredits this fake "gospel."

An old lie is still a lie.


79 posted on 04/07/2006 8:04:09 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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