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How does the Gospel of Judas mesh with LDS beliefs?

In recent months, the news media have focused intensively on the discovery of the so-called “lost Gospel” — the Gospel of Judas. It has been the cover story of Time and Newsweek magazines, and most recently, National Geographic released a documentary about it.

The furor raised in scholarly and religious circles has caused many Latter-day Saints to wonder:

  • What is the Gospel of Judas and how was it discovered?
  • Does it contain any new information about the Savior?
  • Is there any reason to believe that Jesus asked Judas to betray him?
  • Was Judas given secret knowledge by Jesus, knowledge that established Judas as superior to the eleven other Apostles?
  • Is the Gospel of Judas an authentic document or perhaps a forgery?


In this CD, five outstanding LDS New Testament scholars use a round-table discussion format to address these intriguing questions and many others. It is a discussion that you will find fascinating and enlightening.

About the Authors

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Richard Neitzel Holzapfel is an Area Authority and senior manager of the Missionary Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and former professor of Church history and doctrine at BYU. He has a PhD in history from the University of California-Irvine.

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S. Kent Brown

Dr. S. Kent Brown is an emeritus professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and is the former director of the BYU Jerusalem Center in Near Eastern Studies. He is the author of Mary and Elisabeth: Noble Daughters of God, as well as many other books and articles. In the world of documentary films, he was the executive producer of Journey of Faith, Journey of Faith: The New World and Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God.

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Gaye Strathearn

Gaye Strathearnholds bachelor's and master's degrees in Near Eastern studies from Brigham Young University and a PhD in religion (New Testament studies) from Claremont Graduate University. Strathearn, who also earned a bachelor's degree in physical therapy from the University of Queensland, is an associate professor of ancient scripture at BYU and the editor or coauthor of several books, including He Will Give You Rest: An Invitation and a Promise (with Richard Neitzel Holzapfel) and The Sermon on the Mount in Latter-day Scripture: The 39th Annual BYU Sidney B. Sperry Symposium. She is also a popular presenter at BYU Education week.

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Frank F. Judd

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Thomas A. Wayment

Thomas A. Wayment is a professor of classical studies at Brigham Young University. The author, coauthor, or editor of many articles and several books, he completed a PhD in New Testament Studies at Claremont Graduate University and has published extensively on New Testament topics. He served as the publications director of the BYU Religious Studies Center from 2013 until 2018.

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