This codex-one of the greatest discoveries in Judeo-Christian archaeology-did not head straight to a museum, or even to the library of a rich collector. The gospel's removal from its burial place was just the beginning of a bizarre cloak-and-dagger journey. "The Gospel of Judas, " treated like a piece of merchandise, would be shopped around on three continents over the course of the next twenty-five years, its contents glimpsed only a few times between long periods of inactivity in far from ideal storage conditions. Every step of the way the precious document would deteriorate, until much of it was reduced to fragments of papyrus fibers.
About the Author
Herbert Krosney is an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker specializing in investigative and historical projects. He has worked for BBC, PBS, and The History Channel as well as National Geographic. He is the author of "Beyond Welfare: Poverty in the Supercity; Deadly Business: Legal Deals and Outlaw Weapons; " and the co-author of "The Islamic Bomb: The Nuclear Threat to Israel and the Middle East. "A Harvard graduate, he began his career in newspaper reporting. Married with three children and five grandchildren, he divides his time between homes in New York and Jerusalem.
Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an expert on the history of early Christianity. He is the author of 19 books, including the bestselling "Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.
JASON CULP has been featured on "General Hospital" and "Days of Our Lives" and in the cult film "Skinheads". His audio narration credits include "For the Love of the Game" and "A Hole in the Universe." He lives in New York.
Bart D. Ehrman is one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today. A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, his work continues to drive debate among supporters and detractors alike. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is the author of more than twenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Misquoting Jesus; God's Problem; Jesus, Interrupted; and Forged. Ehrman has appeared on Dateline NBC, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, CNN, the History Channel, and top NPR programs, and he has been featured in Time, the New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and more.
“The story of the gospel’s rediscovery and salvation [The Lost Gospel by Herbert Krosney] reads like a Hollywood mystery.” –The Boston Globe
“A dramatic story of the discovery of one of the most provocative gospels from the early Church.” –Marvin Meyer, editor of The Gospel of Judas
“Riveting…With the tenacity of a top-flight investigative reporter, Krosney…has provided us with scores of details that, were it not for his efforts, would have been lost forever.” –Bart D. Ehrman
Jesus said to Judas: “You will exceed all of them. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me.” –The Gospel of Judas