Tabloid Apocrypha

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August 29, 1995: “Found! Christ’s Lost Scrolls”

This article appeared around the time of initial reports about the discovery of the Gospel of the Savior. It states that a group of experts have examined “a variety of documents, including portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other documents lost or hidden during the thousand years after Christ’s death.”

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May 17, 2004: “Christ’s Passion…in Mary Magdalene’s Own Words”

A Da Vinci Code inspired article by the fortuitously-named Beth Gimmel. This “Crucifixion Gospel of Mary Magdalene,” found among the Dead Sea Scrolls, “has been dated to 60 A.D. and is written in a female hand, bearing the signature of Mary of Magdala, disciple of Yeshua bar Yosef, Messiah of the Jews.”

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June 7, 2004: “Lost Gospel Claims Da Vinci Code is for Real”

Several “Magdalene Scrolls” have been found at the Dead Sea (one was mentioned in the May 17 article). Another of these Magdalene texts is “The Sayings Gospel of Maryam of Magdala, Mother of the Church” which contains 141 sayings of Jesus Christ.

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June 13, 2005: “Jesus’ Secret Prophecies”

Author Beth Gimmel tells us of a manuscript containing Matthew, Luke, and a never-before-seen gospel written by Jude Thaddeus. Inspired by The Da Vinci Code, the article reveals that the gospel contains information about Jesus’ homelife, including his childhood, relations with his brothers and sisters, and his marriage to Mary Magdalene. Apparently, the Mary and the Beloved Disciple at the foot of the cross were Mary Magdalene and Jesus’ son John.

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July 11, 2005: “NASA Decodes Lost Gospels”

Taking a cue from the Gospel of Thomas, these “fragments of two Gospels” were found at Oxryhynchus. Dr. Levon Hand reveals they were written before the canonical gospels. The article states also that “both of the lost Gospels mention President George W. Bush by name and concur that he was divinely chosen to lead the free world at the time of the [future] Russian-Chinese alliance.”

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August 15, 2005: “Lost Book of the Bible”

According to author Beth Gimmel, Dr. Alan Borndahl has discovered an unknown book written by the prophet Isaiah. This “Second Book of Isaiah” was apparently known to priests contemporary to Jesus.

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May 15, 2006: “Shocking New Secrets of the Judas Gospel”

Adding to the controversy over the newly-published Gospel of Judas, this article claims that three fragments not yet integrated with the rest of the text reveal such secrets as an eleventh commandment and the divorce of Jesus and Mary Magdalene.