Did Christians Invent Judas?
Was Judas invented by early Christians to transfer the blame for Jesus’ death from the Romans to the Jews? Spong notes that many of the details of the betrayal were borrowed from Hebrew scriptures. He also observes that the name Judas is a cipher for the Jewish nation. In fact, he says, everything about the Judas narrative suggests that this is a late-developing legend, created to serve the needs of Gentile Christians in the last half of the first century.
Format: 1 DVD; 90 minutes