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In the Western imagination Judas Iscariot has always been the archetypal traitor - whether in legend, art of literature. The name "Judas" stands for the paradigm of evil ready to undermine good from within. In this book, Hyam Maccoby explores the character and story of Judas Iscariot in order to disentangle the historical from the fictitious, and to assess the power as well as the purpose of the myth of Judas the betrayer. Maccoby traces the development of the myth from the Gospels themselves - where a bare idea of the Betrayer changes from Gospel to Gospel growing into a burgeoning saga: to the Middle Ages when a full-blown Judas-saga developed; and finally to the deadly part played by the figure of Judas Iscariot in modern anti-semitic post-Christian movements. Hyam Maccoby is well known as a lecturer, reviewer and writer who has aroused debate amongst scholars and laymen. He is the author of "Revolution in Judaea", "The Sacred Executioner", "The Myth Maker" and the controversial television play "The Disputation".
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Book Description Condition: Very Good. Very Good Offered by UK charity Langdon - supporting young people with disabilities. Seller Inventory # BOX540/DARYLL8800
Book Description Peter Halban Publishers Ltd, London, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Jacket is lightly scored, worn and bumped. Sticker remains on rear of jacket. Hardcover upper leading corners and spine ends are bumped. Page block is marked. Pages are clean and contents are clear throughout. HCW. Used. Seller Inventory # 487682
Book Description Peter Halban Publishers Ltd, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. A bright, unmarked, square book in an ever so slightly edgeworn dust jacket. 213pp. Seller Inventory # 056449
Book Description Halban, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. excellent copy with fine super clean jacket and having spotless boards and text. 213 pages. 700gms. free copy of B Hebblethwaite's book: Evil, Suffering and Religion. a vg paper back pub 1986. 115 pages. Seller Inventory # 15493
Book Description Free Press 1992, 1992. Condition: Very Good. First edition hardcover. Very good in very good spine faded dust jacket. Seller Inventory # C195253
Book Description Free Press, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Signed and inscribed by the author to the previous owner (author Harvey Sarner) on the title page. Peter Halban Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 1992. Hardcover. 8vo - 6 Â½ x 9 Â½â . Vii, 213pp. Very good in a near fine dust jacket. The dust jacket is protected in a mylar sleeve. Minor rubbing and bumping to the exterior extremities. Minor bumping to the tips of the inside pages. The text is unmarked. The binding is solid. Seller Inventory # COLLECTIBLE2.5-040915001