From Today’s New York Times:
Gospel of Judas’ Surfaces After 1,700 Years
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD and LAURIE GOODSTEIN
Published: April 6, 2006
In this version, Jesus asked Judas, as a close friend, to sell him out to the authorities, telling Judas he will “exceed” the other disciples by doing so.
Hello?? It’s Judas, remember? Of course he’d say that. Yeah. “Jesus made me do it.”