The Thirteenth Apostle was warmly received by the Biblical Archaeology Society in San Antonio this past weekend, where the author, April DeConick, delivered a paper outlining her new interpretation of the Gospel of Judas.
Also speaking was James D. Tabor, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Professor Tabor has subsequently written a glowing endorsment of April's book on his website, The Jesus Dynasty Blog. He is particularly impressed by April's discussion of Gnosticism in Chapter 2, which he says is "one of the dearest expositions on Gnosticism written for a non-specialist reader that I have ever seen". He concludes his review by saying, "I highly recommend this new book and look forward to the continued discussion of this fascinating text."