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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
07-Apr-06 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: BS: Book of Judas
Subject: RE: BS: Book of Judas
Attempts at interpretion are futile unless one is is familiar with classical languages and has researched biblical history. Most of what is readily available is spin, to use a modern term; pre-digested to support a particular synthesis of fact and fiction. As such, the new testament and its contributed material is interesting reading, but scarcely fact.

I remember some discussions from early school days; A Jewish friend regarded Jesus as a rabble-rouser and probable early communist (this was the late 1930's). Not Jewish myself, but the little I have read since could support this interpretation. Perhaps if I was cognizant of Jewish and Roman writings of the period, my opinion might be worthy of consideration.