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The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot

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"The very name of 'Judas' raises among Christians an instinctive reaction of criticism and condemnation…The betrayal of Judas remains…a mystery."
--Pope Benedict XVI, October 2006


The Gospel According to Judas, by Benjamin Iscariot sheds new light on the the mystery of Judas--including his motives for the betrayal and what happened to him after the crucifixion--by retelling
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 20th 2007 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2007)
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Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I listened to the book on CD version of this title. At first, it took some getting used to the particular accent of Desmond Tutu, the narrator. But I would say that after a minute or two I had adjusted to his cadences and diction. In fact, by the end of this book, I would say that he was the perfect narrator. He brought life to the story and the characters.

I was raised in a Christian tradition and am familiar with the Bible's content and teaching. It was fascinating to see this take on both Chr
Dorian de Jandreau
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This book interested me like all mysteries. I had to open and read it all in few hours. I was reading easier way Bible and all book was good. Made me to seek for mysteries more!
Dec 28, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 27, 2007 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. 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 ...more
Kathleen Dixon
Shortly after I bought "My Name is Judas" by C.K. 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
Carol Waters
Aug 12, 2012 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? "Um, that part that was prophesied about my dying for your sins? Never mind......" Jesus was not always a good Jew, Judas held him accountable for that, and the rest is what ...more
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it
was not up to my expectation. But the way it is written in the style of other gospels is amazing.
Jan 02, 2009 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 ...more
Dec 13, 2016 rated it liked it
As I continue to explore Jeffrey Archer, I found this book on the shelf. It is the Jesus story, but as told by Benjamin Iscariot about his father, Judas Ascariot. I would like to know more about who wrote what, and how the research was done, but . . . the highlight, for me, of this book, which I "read" in the car on CD, was that it was read by Desmond Tutu! Wow! 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 ...more
Jul 26, 2010 rated it liked it
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Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English author and former politician.

He was a Member of Parliament and deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, and became a life peer in 1992. His political career, having suffered several controversies, ended after a conviction for perverting the course of justice and his subsequent imprisonment. He is married
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