Apocryphal Gospels & Gnostic Texts

Non-Canonical Christian Texts
http://wesley.nnu.edu/biblical_studies/noncanon/gospels.htm
Compiled by Dr. Mark Goodacre of the University of Birmingham. Contents: New Testament Apocrypha, Gospel of Thomas etc.

Early Christian Writings: Apocrypha
http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/apocrypha.html

Gospel of Thomas
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl_thomas.htm
Homepage maintained by Stevan Davies

Gospel of Thomas
http://ntgateway.com/thomas.htm
Mark Goodacre

Two books on Gospel of  Thomas 
Reviewed by Mark Goodacre
http://ntweblog.blogspot.com/2012/03/thomas-and-gospels-previewed-by-larry.html#links

THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl.html
Translations of all texts in the Nag Hammadi Library. Ability to search (adapted from D. 198).

 

Forbidden Gospels Blog   
http://forbiddengospels.blogspot.com/2007/12/forbidden-gospels-2007-retrospect.html
April DeConick. "F
eaturing discussions of the Nag Hammadi collection, Tchacos Codex, and other Christian apocrypha (but mostly just the things on my mind)."

 

 

Gospel of Judas.

Gospel of Judas translation. 
http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/manuscripts/gospel_of_judas/#English%20Translation
Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer and Gregor Wurst in collaboration with Francois Gaudard.

The Gospel of Judas et al.---
http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/2006/04/gospel-of-judas-et-al-part-one.html  Part One
http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/2006/04/gospel-of-judas-part-two.html Part Two
http://benwitherington.blogspot.com/  Posting of April 10 shows the inconsistency in some claims by some of these scholars.. Posting of April 11 summarizes the Gospel account of what happened to Judas. This blog has other material with it. Just scroll to what pertains to the Gospel of Judas.
Ben Witherington III is an evangelical, prolific, and first rate scholar. He takes a forceful position against those who make excessive claims for this Gospel of Judas and for other apocryphal gospels. He says the baloney meter is high on this one. Questions, objections, and other claims follow his presentation to which he responds. .

'Gospel of Judas' Called An Authentic Fabrication 
http://www.nysun.com/article/30588
Bruce Chilton is a well known NT scholar. He calls attention to the sensationalism and the omissions associated with this project. Why did National Geographic not call upon some experts in this field such as James Robinson? He points out the questionable and un-scholarly aspects to this project.

Excursus: The Gospel of Judas -- A Special Report
http://www.markdroberts.com/htmfiles/resources/davinciopportunity3.htm#apr906
Mark Roberts. The document may give us knowledge about Gnosticism but none about Jesus and the NT. And, it is not accidental that the release is scheduled in coordination with Holy Week and also the release of the film on the Da Vinci Code.

Gospel of Judas 
http://www.hypotyposeis.org/weblog/2005/03/gospel-of-judas-in-news_29.html
Stephen C. Carlson

Gospel of Judas 
http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/manuscripts/gospel_of_judas/

Without Judas, History Might Have Hijacked Another Victim 
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/09/weekinreview/09gibson.html
David Gibson, Sunday NYT, April 9, 2006

Marc Goodacre 
http://www.ntgateway.com/weblog/
Summary of the National Geographic presentation. Numerous links and opinions.

Gospel of Judas
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lostgospel/?fs=www9.nationalgeographic.com
National Geographic Magazine

Coptic Gospel of Judas. Translation
http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/manuscripts/gospel_of_judas/#English%20Translation
Coptic version
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lostgospel/_pdf/CopticGospelOfJudas.pdf?fs=www9.nationalgeographic.com

"Good News From  Judas"
P. Perkins, America 194 (19, 06) 8-11

Gospel of Judas books galore   
http://ntgateway.com/weblog/2007/01/gospel-of-judas-books-galore.html
Mark Goodacre

New Books on the Gospel of Judas   
http://notbeingasausage.blogspot.com/2007/01/new-books-on-gospel-of-judas.html

Gospel Truth   
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/01/opinion/01deconink.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
APRIL D. DECONICK  critical of National Geographic (and other) presentation on Gospel of Judas.

Last Days of Judas   
http://www.talkinbroadway.com/ob/03_02_05.html
Broadway Play, 2008

Gospel of Judas   
http://chronicle.com/free/v54/i38/38b00601.htm
Chronicle of Higher Education

 

Birger A. Pearson, "Judas Iscariot Among the Gnostics: What the Gospel of Judas Really Says," Biblical Archeology Review May/June 2008, 52-56.   

National Geographic Magazine will be issuing a new version correcting its earlier mistaken translation and interpretation (according to the Birger A Pearson article cited above), a mistaken interpretation followed by Elaine Pagels and Karen King in their book Reading Judas.   

Judas, a Biography by Susan Gubar   
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/05/books/review/Kirsch-t.html?ref=books NYT book review
Useful in showing how the figure of Judas has been used throughout the centuries.

 

Gospel of Mary

Gospel of Mary   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Mary
Wikipedia

Gospel According to Mary Magdalene, The   
http://www.gnosis.org/library/marygosp.htm
From the Gnostic Society Library

 

Gnostic texts

Nag Hammadi Library 
http://gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl.html
The Gnostic Society Library

THE NAG HAMMADI LIBRARY
http://www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl.html
Translations of all texts in the Nag Hammadi Library. Ability to search (adapted from D. 198).