Extended Audio Sample

Download The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed Audiobook, by Bart D. Ehrman Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bart D. Ehrman Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris, Lew Grenville Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781598873573
Regular Price: $24.47 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

The discovering of the Gospel of Judas Iscariot was major news, but what was its practical effect? How does it change our understanding of Judas? Does its content confirm or contradict other Christian texts? Does it change what we know about Jesus and about the beginnings of Christianity?

The leading authority on this gospel, early church historian Bart Ehrman, offers the first complete account of the discovery it and illuminates the significance of this remarkable ancient text.

Ehrman describes how he first saw the Gospel of Judas—surprisingly, in a small room above a pizza parlor in a Swiss town near Lake Geneva—and he recounts the fascinating story of where and how this ancient papyrus document was discovered, how it moved around among antiquities dealers in Egypt, the United States, and Switzerland, and how it came to be restored and translated. More important, Ehrman gives the reader a complete and clear account of what the book teaches and he shows how it relates to other Gospel texts—both those inside the New Testament and those outside of it, most notably, the Gnostic texts of early Christianity. Finally, he describes what we now can say about the historical Judas himself as well as his relationship with Jesus, suggesting that one needs to read between the lines of the early Gospels to see exactly what Judas did and why he did it.

The Gospel of Judas presents an entirely new view of Jesus, his disciples, and the man who allegedly betrayed him. It raises many questions and Bart Ehrman provides illuminating and authoritative answers, in a book that will interest anyone curious about the New Testament, the life of Jesus, and the history of Christianity after his death.

Download and start listening now!

BK_HIGH_000276

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason Cecil | 1/29/2014

    " Pretty good book. Not too long but academic in its nature. Author does a good job explaining the book for the lay audience but ultimately sheds little light on early Christian thought. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Virginia Bee | 1/16/2014

    " Fascinating comparison of how the four gospels viewed Jesus and Judas. Good discription of Agnostism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Boyer | 1/7/2014

    " Pretty good introduction to Gnosticism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob LaVelle | 12/22/2013

    " If you are curious about this gospel, I'd recommend the Pagels book on the Gospel of JI. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vincent S | 12/15/2013

    " just awful...nothing even morally redeeming about this book. Try other gnostic texts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 11/25/2013

    " Overall interesting - the style was a bit...well, it felt like he had given the lectures in some form or another and just transcribed them (and not really edited them) which was oddly distracting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathryne | 11/12/2013

    " the book was hard to read in the beginning... extremely techinical unless you are a versed theologian and archeologist... but as it progressed, i didnt want to put it down, and it opened my eyes and my heart to some tough questions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 10/24/2013

    " As with all of Bart D. Ehrman's books, this is a must-read to anyone who is at all interested in Christianity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 10/13/2013

    " Very interesting! I came to the conclusion quite early on, that Judas was...not so much making his story up, but giving himself an "alibi' - for want of a better word. He'd had a lot of years to get it 'right' after all! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ari-elf | 3/7/2013

    " Just started reading it, really enjoying it so far..good for procrastination... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce Jellison | 9/16/2012

    " So he did this for the word to be fullfilled. This is a gnostic gospel -One half of my brain is suspended in disbelief - the other in belief. An interesting read - gets a little lazy toward the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stratos | 7/30/2011

    " A good read, will open your mind to the faith and allow your mind to see things from another perspective you may have not seen before. Highly recommended... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kipi | 6/30/2011

    " Expected more of this as well... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sly | 4/26/2011

    " hard to grasp as much is destroyed or missing. Do I believe its the real thing? Umm... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Brady | 10/19/2010

    " Excellent analysis of the 3rd century gnostic manuscript. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris Fernandez | 10/13/2010

    " Very interesting history; lots of guess work like any study of the religious period but some truly fascinating facts. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vincent | 6/10/2010

    " just awful...nothing even morally redeeming about this book. Try other gnostic texts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stratos | 2/25/2010

    " A good read, will open your mind to the faith and allow your mind to see things from another perspective you may have not seen before. Highly recommended... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 2/18/2010

    " If you are curious about this gospel, I'd recommend the Pagels book on the Gospel of JI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sly | 1/4/2010

    " hard to grasp as much is destroyed or missing. Do I believe its the real thing? Umm... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Srikanth | 8/19/2009

    " Excellent! Great Book. Very intresting to know how differently Jesus and Judas are viewed by various people.
    Gnostic way of thinking is very closer to Hindusim. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 7/1/2009

    " So he did this for the word to be fullfilled. This is a gnostic gospel -One half of my brain is suspended in disbelief - the other in belief. An interesting read - gets a little lazy toward the end. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Bart D. Ehrman

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University, he came to Chapel Hill, where he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. Among his fields of scholarly expertise are the historical Jesus, the early Christian apocrypha, the apostolic fathers, and the manuscript tradition of the New Testament. He has published extensively in these fields, having written or edited over twenty books, numerous scholarly articles, and dozens of book reviews. Professor Ehrman is married with two children, a daughter and a son, and lives in Durham, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W.Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.