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.
Francis J. Moloney as one of the authors. I read in one comment on this book that he made sure that the story written by Mr. Archer was credible not only to the modern reader but to one in the first century A.
The Gospel According to Judas
If this is so, then I would say that he did an excellent job. The particular plotline involving a gullible Judas being led astray by the Jewish religious leaders was very plausible. I thought that it might have been gilding the lily though when he was the only apostle present as Jesus was sentenced by Pilate. However, the idea that the women following Christ were the ones who stayed faithful even amid this tumult was an insightful, and probably true, observation. View 2 comments.
Nov 27, Monty rated it did not like it. I was extremely disappointed in this two hour book on tape. Most of the book quoted from the other gospels.
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The only new information I was able to gleen from this work of fiction is that Judas had conspired with a scribe to whisk Jesus to a safe place because Judas didn't want Jesus to get killed.
But the scribe was working for the Romans and betrayed Judas. Also, Judas did not believe that Jesus was the messiah but honored him as being a man of God.
After Jesus was crucified, Judas was shunned I was extremely disappointed in this two hour book on tape. After Jesus was crucified, Judas was shunned and after a month joined the Essenes who were still waiting for the true messiah to arrive.
He did not hang himself, but was murdered by the Romans when they attacked the Essenses, but not before they buried some sacred texts. It struck my while listening to this book that anyone can write down anything and claim it as the truth. And anyone can either choose to accept the words as the truth or not accept them.
There really is no "truth. Jun 23, Kathleen Dixon rated it liked it Shelves: Stead, I saw this reviewed, and added it to my Waiting-to-Read list. So when I saw it at a book stall recently I grabbed it.
It's totally different to Stead's novel. While this is also fictionalised, it's written in the same form as the four gospels in the Bible. That's very clever. Archer has cross-referenced it in the same style that they are done as well, so it has the same appearance throughout as a Biblical text. I can't say that made it any more or any less credible than Stead's, but it gave it the feeling of veracity.
As I'm open about Judas' guilt in fact, about the literalism that so many Christians feel bound to adhere to , I find all alternatives interesting. Archer's approach is intriguing and very well written. Aug 12, Carol Waters rated it really liked it. No Judas, no Christianity. It's that simple.
If Christ wasn't resurrected, the whole thing falls apart. The important thing to remember is that Judas believed that he did the right thing, absolutely believed it, in this little lesson book. If Jesus made it to 80 and died of old age, would the faith have developed as it did? Never mind Jun 06, Stacy rated it it was ok. Not a unique story, exactly what you learn in Sunday School. A lot of gospel quotes. Mar 10, Leslie rated it really liked it. Short but thought. A new perspective on the crucifixion of Jesus.
The story of Judas is far better told in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". Dec 03, Subbarao rated it liked it. But the way it is written in the style of other gospels is amazing. I was disappointed, I thought this would be different gospel as the title suggested.
I didn't learn much. Maybe you will feel differently. Jan 02, Kris rated it really liked it. An interesting treatment of the idea that perhaps Judas was not the betrayer that history portrays him as. The concept is that, as Jesus and the apostles approached Jerusalem, Judas feared for Christ's safety and made plans with a Jewish official to have Jesus spirited out of the city; however, the official was actually part of the group of Jewish leaders who were planning Jesus' death.
Judas was used as a scapegoat and was identified to Jesus' followers as the man who had given him up to author An interesting treatment of the idea that perhaps Judas was not the betrayer that history portrays him as. Judas was used as a scapegoat and was identified to Jesus' followers as the man who had given him up to authorities.
I really don't know how much of this book is based on actual biblical text although there are references to specific passages throughout the book, and Archer did enlist the aid of a biblical scholar to co-write the book. However, this is a good piece of "what if" fiction, suggesting that we don't know all the details of what happened, and that later church leaders compiling the "official", accepted scriptures may have tweaked the gospels to fit their needs at the time.
There has been a lot of discussion lately related to the apocrypha, the writings that didn't make it into the "official" bible but which may or may not have been part of the church's early writings.
Among these writings was found a fragment of a "Gospel of Judas", which consists of conversations between Judas and Christ; the Archer book is not directly related to this fragment, but is instead a book similar to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John - telling the story of Christ's life from Judas' point of view. The book is written in a style intended to imitate the actual books of the New Testament; this makes it a bit difficult to read, and is one of my few gripes.
My only other real complaint is that, where the book quotes or paraphrases text from the bible, it's rendered in red; usually, in a biblical text, red lettering is only used for words spoken by Christ himself. Dec 13, Betsy rated it liked it. As I continue to explore Jeffrey Archer, I found this book on the shelf. I would like to know more about who wrote what, and how the research was done, but.
The Jesus story - from birth to death -was fairly traditional. It led me to think back, at this season, on the year my older son Ben an As I continue to explore Jeffrey Archer, I found this book on the shelf.
It led me to think back, at this season, on the year my older son Ben and I spent Christmas in southern Chile. All the churches there have creches set up, and my then four-year-old didn't, at that time, know the story. So I found myself repeating the story as we came to each different church and creche. I have never been closer to the Christian Christmas story as I was that year.
Now I find myself listening to Tutu tell it on CD! What was different was what happened afterward when Judas left the area, and his eldest son went to find him - and get to know him - where he was staying.
This was not remarkable writing, necessarily, but it was a new to me chapter of an old story. Jul 26, Susie rated it liked it Shelves: Started 7.
Finished 7. I wanted to be blown away by this, but I just wasn't. I was hoping to be more inside Judas's head, but that wasn't the case. This largely tells the Gospel stories that we all know, but from Judas's point of view. Up until pretty much the ending, Judas's POV is the same as everyone else's, which we've all already heard. The take away spoiler alert! 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.
The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot
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. 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. 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.
What results in fact is that scholars with an axe to grind insinuate their philosophical premises into the critical hat while our eyes are elsewhere and-- presto! 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. 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.Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. 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.
Full disclosure: Started 7. Black Cross. I'm agnostic. Archer, at least, is not in a position to make a wholehearted condemnation of Judas, a fact which should make this a more enticing read than it would be if left to our more respected novelists.
She, he reports, has read and approves of the book and his anxiety to get her imprimatur is somehow oddly touching. Not a unique story, exactly what you learn in Sunday School.
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