« on: January 17, 2012, 07:10:16 pm »
Roger, have you read the Gospel of Judas?
No. I want to, though.
Funny how when the Covenant of Nicaea translated the other books of the bible they didn't mention any missing lines or anything.
The story with the Gospel of Judas is that there is only one known scroll, and it spent a lot of time poorly stored in various antiquities dealers. It was recovered relatively recently. I want to say in the 70s, so the Covenant of Nicaea wouldn't have anything to do with this. It is also likely that the other books were much better maintained.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_judasQuoteToday the manuscript is in over a thousand pieces, with many sections missing due to poor handling and storage. Some passages are only scattered words; others contain many lines. According to Rodolphe Kasser, the codex originally contained 31 pages, with writing on both sides; however, when it came to the market in 1999, only 13 pages remained. It is speculated that individual pages had been removed and sold.
I understand, but..... eh nevermind.
OK no, my point was how much did the covenant add in for anything that was missing?