So I'm prepping a monster post on the Khemetic origins of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, when lo and behold the NY Times posts an article on the "discovery" of the Gospel of Judas.
Anyone who has studied "western" religions knows that there are massive numbers of books missing from the Christian Bible. Some of these texts are found in the Quran. Of interest in the Gospel of Judas, is that Judas is instructed by Jesus to sell him to the Authorities:
The most revealing passages in the Judas manuscript begins, "The secret account of the revelation that Jesus spoke in conversation with Judas Iscariot during a week, three days before he celebrated Passover."
The account goes on to relate that Jesus refers to the other disciples, telling Judas "you will exceed all of them. For you will sacrifice the man that clothes me." By that, scholars familiar with Gnostic thinking said, Jesus meant that by helping him get rid of his physical flesh, Judas will act to liberate the true spiritual self or divine being within Jesus.
Unlike the accounts in the New Testament Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the anonymous author of the Gospel of Judas believed that Judas Iscariot alone among the 12 disciples understood the meaning of Jesus' teachings and acceded to his will. In the diversity of early Christian thought, a group known as Gnostics believed in a secret knowledge of how people could escape the prisons of their material bodies and return to the spiritual realm from which they came.
Of course, Jesus being familiar with the Egyptian mysteries would be interested in shedding his corporeal existance as that was one of the many things taught in Egypt. I won't go further, because it would detract from my upcoming post.