Lance Jenott is completing doctoral studies at Princeton in the religions of late antiquity, specializing in Coptic texts. (June 2006)

The Betrayer’s Gospel

The Gospel of Judas, released to the public for the first time in April, is one of the most important contributions to our sources for early Christianity since the discovery of thirteen papyrus codices near the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi in 1945. Those fourth-century manuscripts, probably buried by monks …