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Irenaeus On The Gospel Of Judas: An Analysis Of The Evidence In Context

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The first person in history bearing testimony to a Gospel of Judas is Irenaeus of Lyon. The passage in question, however, seems to be worth a close rereading, both in the context of Irenaeus' Against Heresies and in relation to other patristic testimonies. This chapter annotates some words and phrases. In these annotations it takes notice of a number of previous English translations of Irenaeus' text, in particular the recent ones published in books and other studies on the Gospel of Judas. Moreover, special attention will be paid to other patristic testimonies to the Gospel of Judas: first the Greek testimony of Epiphanius, the bishop of Cyprus who ca. 375 wrote his Panarion, commonly known as the Refutation of all heresies; secondly the Greek testimony of Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus in Syria, who sometime in the middle of the fifth century composed his Compendium of Heretical Fables.

Keywords: Against Heresies; Epiphanius; Gospel of Judas; Greek Testimony; Irenaeus of Lyon; patristic testimonies; Theodoret



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