June 27, 2008
The 'Daimon' Is in the Details of the Gospel of Judas
To the Editor:
Thomas Bartlett's "The Betrayal of Judas" (The Chronicle Review, May 30) makes several serious and unfounded accusations against the National Geographic Society and omits pertinent facts that require comment and clarification.
Bartlett's article mischaracterizes the process by which the Gospel of Judas codex was translated. Contrary to the article's assertion, the translation took years (not months) to complete. Rather than a rushed job, it was a long and