Hello all! So how about this 'Gospel of Judas'? According to the Los Angeles Times, the manuscript, which scientists date to the year 300, is an account of conversations between Jesus and Judas in the last week of their lives - conversations in which Jesus is said to have shared religious secrets not known by the other disciples. The manuscript lay hidden in the Egyptian desert for nearly 1700 years. It was discovered by looters in the 1970's and taken out of the country. An antiquities dealer locked it away in a safe deposit box in New York where it rapidly deteriorated. It was sold in 2000, and restoration efforts began soon after. Futhermore, the manuscript is a copy of the original Greek text translated into the Coptic language by a professional Gnostic scribe. It says that Judas did not betray Jesus, as portrayed in the Gospels, but that Judas 'handed Jesus over' as Jesus requested he do. Judas was pretty important in the Gospels, eh? I mean other than being the ultimate betrayer. Strangely enough, that is all I remember about Judas. This manuscript describes Judas as Jesus' most personal disciple. Is it possible for Christians to view Judas in a positive light? National Geographic should be airing the story of the manuscript on Sunday.