THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JUDAS JEFFREY ARCHER EBOOK
cover image of The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot Jeffrey Archer Author · Francis J. Moloney, SDB, AM, STD, DPHIL(OXON) Author. ebook . Pope Benedict XVI, October The Gospel According to Judas, by Benjamin Iscariot sheds new light on the the mystery of Judas--including his motives for. The Pope recently referred to the continuing 'mystery of Judas'. This intriguing book – the result of an intense collaboration between one of the world's most.
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The Gospel According to Judas sheds new light on the mystery of Judas – including his motives for the betrayal and what happened to him after the crucifixion. Read "The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot" by Jeffrey Archer available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your. The Gospel According to Judas [Jeffrey Archer, Francis J. Moloney, Benjamin In spite of the clever packagingthis small + page novel appears to be an.
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From the Publisher St. Latest on Facebook Facebook. The story of what happened to Judas after Jesus's crucifixion was probably the most interesting part of the book, but only because it was the only part that I hadn't already heard told a million times. I liked this book, to the extent that I enjoy listening to the bible stories of the Gospels, but I thought that there could've been so much more done with it.
I think it's a great concept, but the execution was lacking. Han mente, at Jesus var en stor profet men ikke Messias. Der er mange gode tidshistoriske indsigter.
I made it chapter 12, the turning to Jerusalem, before I had to give the CDs back to the library. I may get it back one day; I like the measured cadence of the archbishop's reading, and I don't know that I would really want to go through this book in print, which is rare for me. While it's kind of interesting, I find it irksome that one of the main selling points of the book is that it's so good at "maintaining an authenticity that would be credible to a first-century Christian or Jew.
To be honest, it feels somewhat plagiaristic so far, and I couldn't care less about the frame narrative of this being written by Judas' son.
That, so far, does nothing for the story itself. But hey, I haven't finished it, so maybe it gets better. Sep 19, Martha Zachlin rated it really liked it. I listened to this book on CD.
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It was read by Nelson Mandella. It was very interesting.
Parts parallelled the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Judas really believed that Jesus was the Messiah at first. However he thought that meant that Jesus was going to claim the throne in Jerusalem and drive out the Romans.
When Jesus said he was going to die, Judas was horrified. He thought is he told the Jewish authorities where Jesus was they would make Jesus go back to Gallilee and he would not b I listened to this book on CD.
He thought is he told the Jewish authorities where Jesus was they would make Jesus go back to Gallilee and he would not be killed.
The Gospel According to Judas
But the Jewish authorities didn't keep the bargain the way Judas expected. According to this book Judas did not kill himself but instead left Jerusalem and joined the Essenes a group who were living in the desert and awaiting the Messiah. I thought it was good to read this book and look at things from Judas' point of view.
View all 4 comments. May 24, Devero rated it it was ok.
Una lettura interessante, una ricostruzione canonica ma diversa da quella ufficiale. May 16, Ross Rawnsley rated it really liked it. I actually enjoyed this book. Remember that the early church decided which Gospels to put into what we now know as the Bible.
It is a different look at the man who has become synonymous with traitor along with Benedict Arnold. They actually did find what is believed to be the Gospel of Judas and it presents an interesting point of view. In fact, Christianity needed Christ to be betrayed in I actually enjoyed this book.
In fact, Christianity needed Christ to be betrayed in order to fulfill the prophecy, so someone had to betray Jesus. What if Judas was the guy Christ chose to do this? Whether you believe it or not, it is a fascinating concept.
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I listened to the audio book, and admittedly, Tutu's reading style took some getting used to, but overall, a good read. The following work describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his disciple Judas Iscariot.
The latter has the reputation of being the betrayer of Jesus according to the other gospels. The following work offers an alternative explanation. The validity of that version is left in the hand of its readers.
However I found book very enjoyable and an excellent read. The author and his collaborator has gone into great detail when writing the following book. After reading the above book I The following work describes the life of Jesus of Nazareth through the eyes of his disciple Judas Iscariot.
After reading the above book I wonder why it failed to create a controversy. Is it because it was treated as a mere work of fiction rather than an actual gospel? Or is it because people felt that stirring up the hornets nest regarding the above book will give it unnecessary publicity? Jan 09, Fred Kohn rated it it was ok Shelves: I've known about this book for some time but didn't consider reading it until I saw that Desmond Tutu narrated the audio version.
Well, if it's good enough for Desmond Tutu, it should be good enough for me, right? I was quite disappointed. Basically just a hodgepodge of fragments grabbed from the various canonical gospels without particular rhyme or reason and the character of Judas transformed from an evil betrayer to a well-meaning but not very smart dupe of the Sadducees.
The onl Ugh!! The only reason this book gets two stars instead of one is that the "glossary," in which some of the motivation of the authors in selecting their biblical material is explained, is mildly interesting. Feb 19, Artguy rated it liked it Shelves: What I am left wanting to know is The authors are completely vague on this point.
I know there have been other "Gospel of Judas" books published with similar claims that they are gleaned from ancient texts. So what is the truth? This one caught my eye because they had Archbishop Desmond Tutu read it, which seems to be a huge testament to its validity.
Surprisingly, it spends a lot of time discussing why What I am left wanting to know is Surprisingly, it spends a lot of time discussing why Jesus wasn't the messiah surprising because it seems to have been approved by the Catholic church. Sep 18, Deborah Foulkes rated it really liked it. I have a huge interest in anything biblical and Judas for me has always been intriguing, due to my own personal beliefs.
This Gospel, though fictional, strangely adds an element of truth to the story of Jesus. You feel that you can understand him and Judas on a more human level rather than a patriarchal figurehead that cannot be touched. I am not a big fan of Jeffery Archer, but his input in this has surprised me.
I strongly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in the topic and also for I have a huge interest in anything biblical and Judas for me has always been intriguing, due to my own personal beliefs. I strongly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in the topic and also for those of us out there that belief that Judas has been wrongly characterized throughout christian history.
Feb 03, Raegan Rocco added it. This was an excellent little book I've always felt Judas has been such a misunderstood man. He was a devout Jew I do believe that he was possibly set up to take the fall as the guy that gave Christ to be crufified After reading a number of non-fiction books about this issue, this little book gave me a refreshing look at a possible scenario that devel This was an excellent little book After reading a number of non-fiction books about this issue, this little book gave me a refreshing look at a possible scenario that developed..
Highly recommend this one! Jan 29, Ted rated it liked it Shelves: This is not exactly what I expected, but was still interesting. The first half of the book just basically copies and pastes stories from the gospels, with a very slight point of view. The 2nd half posits a different theory about Judas that I did actually find pretty compelling. Judas becomes a Lucifer-like figure, whose love for Jesus overpowers all else, and the "betrayal" is actually a set-up by a scribe, with Judas thinking it could save Jesus' life.
The audiobook was read by Desmond Tutu, wh This is not exactly what I expected, but was still interesting.
The audiobook was read by Desmond Tutu, which gives a real air of authenticity. Tutu reads very well. May 02, Cyndi rated it it was ok Shelves: This was supposed to be written from the perspective of Judas' son, Benjamin trying to defend the honor of his father. I enjoyed the re-telling of Jesus' miracles but when it got to where Judas was doubting Jesus based upon prophecies he obviously did not understand I felt irritated. Judas is concerned with the physical elements and misses out on the spiritual promptings, lacking faith that closes off the miracles for him.
The writing was not great but the novella does not require a lot of time. May 29, Kathryn rated it liked it Shelves: This literary extension to the gospels tells the story of the life of Jesus from his disciple Judas Iscariot's perspective as retold by Judas' son.
The book shares the growth in faith of one disciple, his mistaken belief that Jesus is the earthly Messiah. It is hoped that this man would lead the Jews in an overthrowing of the Roman occupation.
The book surmises reasons for Judas' actions at the end of Jesus' life that will get the critical Christian thinking I heard this as an audio book wi This literary extension to the gospels tells the story of the life of Jesus from his disciple Judas Iscariot's perspective as retold by Judas' son. It's the kind of magic act that rewards the rhetorical skill and most of all the pedagogic self-confidence of the performer.
There's an amusing example of the stunt in this video of an interview with Jeffrey Archer conducted by a Times journalist named Ruth Gledhill.
Archer recounts to Gledhill how Moloney bowled him over by his insistence that Jesus "never did" walk on water, etc.
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Archer never suggests there was a reasoned chain of argument, he merely mentions Moloney's knowledge of the ancient languages and admits to despair about knowing when the Gospel accounts are true: "You have to be as clever as Frank," he says, "to know when they are and when they aren't. But I'm not convinced the situation is as bad as all that. Someone with reason to know once remarked that many things revealed to mere children are hidden from the clever.
In the same interview, Archer relates Moloney's dissatisfaction with the King James translation of the line "God moves in a mysterious way his wonders to perform"-- whence it's radiantly clear that neither the priest nor the novelist is aware that the verse belongs not to the Bible but to a famous hymn by William Cowper Can I do you an Aramaic Vorlage for that, milord? So we can all exhale a bit.
This too shall pass. In fact, it's curious that writers of a certain age develop an itch to detonate the Gospel by re-writing it. Wilson and Gore Vidal took a whack at it in turn my evaluation here.I think it's always interesting to get another take on what could have happened up to the crucifixion.
If this is so, then I would say that he did an excellent job. The Archer-Moloney novel was not "published with Vatican approval. One of the most compelling reasons we have to trust the New Testament is the complete absence of such alternative accounts until the mid to late second century. It didn't successfully introduce any complexities to the character most of us visualize when we think Judas. Who became the breadwinner in such a case? Jeffrey Archer is an international best-selling author, with sales of over million copies of such novels as Kane and Abel , The Prodigal Daughter and The Eleventh Commandment.
In his glossary comment on this, Moloney acknowledges the first century authorship of the canonical gospels, and the late second century authorship of the 'Gospel of Judas'. We appreciate your feedback.
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