Thursday, July 28, 2011

FACULTY NEWS: Prof. Meyer, colleagues press on in study of Gospel of Judas

Gathered in Germany this summer to work on the
Coptic text of Codex Tchacos were
(l-r) Drs. Uwe-Karsten Plisch, Marvin Meyer,
 Gregor Wurst, and Hans-Gebhard Bethge
Marvin Meyer, Ph.D., Griset Professor of Religious Studies, Wilkinson College, just returned from Germany, where he worked with colleagues Dr. Hans-Gebhard Bethge, Dr. Uwe-Karsten Plisch, and Dr. Gregor Wurst  on the Coptic text of Codex Tchacos, the ancient book that includes the Gospel of Judas. The goal of the work of this scholarly team, begun over the last weeks at the University of Augsburg, is to take the study of the ancient codex to the next level. Dr. Meyer reports that considerable progress was made, particularly on the other texts in Codex Tchacos.

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