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The Judas Proverbs in Tchacos Codex 41-44

Kim, David


The genre of the Coptic Judas text is not historical but polemical and metaphorical, for there are several narratives written against apostolic leadership. Passages of Tchacos Codex (TC) 47-53 demonstrate the same religio-political tendency as other astral accounts. The Judas text was written for an ancient gnostic group of Sethians who were marginalised or excluded from mainline Christianity. Ironically, while the Jewish rituals of thanksgiving, fasting, sacrifice, baptism are rejected, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Religion and Culture


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