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Bibil Identifier bibil:204541
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Warum und inwiefern ist Judas ein "Daimon"? Überlegungen zum Evangelium des Judas (Codex Tchacos 44,21)
Author Petersen, Silke
Journal Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum - Journal of Ancient Christianity (Volume: 13, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language German
Pages 108-126 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The recently published Gospel of Judas has rapidly become a disputed text. Whilst some scholars welcome the depiction of a “good Judas”, which they believe can be found in this text, others believe that Judas is here portrayed as negatively as ever – even not more so. That Jesus calls Judas a “demon” seems to support the latter opinion. This article explores the use of the term “demon” in a range of ancient texts – the New Testament, the Nag Hammadi writings, and the Platonic tradition – discussing which might shed light on the Judas figure in the Gospel of Judas. It concludes that the question of whether Judas is presented as good or bad is misleading: Judas is neither good nor bad, but a middle figure with the ability of receiving and communicating revelation.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Gospels : Gospel of Judas
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Demon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Plato
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Demon
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