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The Star Of Judas In The Gospel Of Judas

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A special characteristic of the Gospel of Judas is its astronomical and astrological interest, especially traces of concerns about the influence of stars and planets. What celestial body should be identified as the star that influenced Judas is a question that has not yet been raised. This chapter answers this question by scrutinizing Judas' star, placing it against background of Gnosticism and the religious history of antiquity. The idea that a special star is related to Judas will be explained as a symbol of his superior position, especially in comparison with the other disciples of Jesus, but also with respect to humanity as a whole. Judas' star, the thirteenth heavenly being, will preside over the archontic kingdom whose work is "everything that is evil". What is this star? The star of Judas, which "goes ahead" of the others and rules over them? The chapter argues, Judas' star is the sun.

Keywords: archontic kingdom; disciples; Gnosticism; Gospel of Judas; Jesus; Judas' star

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