I think things like this are amazing: There is a 1700 year old document which is believed to be a handwritten copy of the original "Gospel of Judas". It's text was released today (the copy was found 30 years ago in the Egyptian desert and scholars have spent the last five years translating it). That "gospel" did in fact exist in that it was first acknowledged in another document that was written in the year 180 A.D. No one knows who, whether Judas or someone else, wrote the gospel. It quotes Jesus as saying to Judas, "You will exceed all of them (the other disciples) for you will sacrifice the man who clothes me." That is, Judas understood Christ's purpose. (National Geographic is all over the story).
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