The lost, found, lost again and found again Gospel of Judas

Brodie, N. (2006), ‘The lost, found, lost again and found again Gospel of Judas’, Culture Without Context (19), 17-27.

On 6 April 2006 the National Geographic Society announced that a project funded by the National Geographic and the Waitt Institute for Historical Discovery in collaboration with the Maecenas Foundation for Ancient Art had restored and translated a previously unseen Gospel of Judas. The Gospel was discovered in Egypt and ultimately it will be donated to the Coptic Museum in Cairo. It was featured in the April 2006 issue of the National Geographic magazine and in a National Geographic television documentary programme that is now available on DVD. It also forms the subject matter of two National Geographic books that are reviewed here, one authored by Krosney and the other edited by Kasser el al. The third book under review is by James Robinson of Claremont Graduate University, who has known about the existence of the Judas Gospel since 1983 and who has now written his own account of the events leading up to the Gospel’s publication