Was Jesus Christ really a woman?
June 3, 2005: A publisher of a new version of the Gospels, based on Thomas Jefferson's selective editing of the New Testament, went one step further and changed the gender of the Messiah to female and named her Judith Christ.
The new version, according to the publisher, revised familiar stories, tranforming the "Prodigal Son" into the "Prodigal Daughter" and the "Lord's Prayer" into the "Lady's Prayer." The familiar passage on the crucifixion, from John 19:17-18, was changed to read: "And She bearing her cross went forth. There they crucified Judith."
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Amazon.com readers, posting their reviews of the new Gospel, were not amused. One read:
"A friend with a Hebrew doctorate noted to me: 'There is no feminine form of the name Jesus (or Joshua). Judith is the feminine form of the name Juda - or Judas.' How perfectly fitting!"
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