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Gospel of Judas

The Gospel of Judas is an early Christian text that was discovered in the late 20th century. Scholars were previously aware of an ancient Gospel of Judas, but no known copy had survived. In his book Against Heresies (ca. 180 CE), Bishop Irenaeus of Lyons mentioned a group of Christians who glorified Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus to the authorities according to the New Testament. Irenaeus said that these Christians claimed that Judas was the only one who knew the truth of Jesus' message and that they wrote a text called the Gospel of Judas to back up their claims. The recovered Gospel of Judas is believed by many to be the same Gospel as the one mentioned by Irenaeus.

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