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Featured Article: Gospel of Judas

The Kiss of Judas is a traditional depiction of Judas by Giotto di Bondone
The Gospel of Judas, a second century Gnostic gospel, was discovered in the twentieth century and publicly unveiled in 2006. It portrays the apostle Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, in a more positive light than can be found in the New Testament accepted by Christianity. According to the traditional canonical Gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Great Sanhedrin, which officiated over his crucifixion. The Gospel of Judas instead presents this act as one performed in obedience to the instructions of Jesus.

Popular Article: Coral reef

Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef
Coral reef is the term for any fully marine, underwater ecosystem with a calcium carbonate foundation produced by the skeletons of living organisms, a substantial number of which are corals. Generally, coral reefs are found in shallow and warm marine waters with significant sunlight penetration. The calcareous structure produced by the living organisms makes for an excellent habitat for animal and plant life. Known as "rainforests of the sea" and "oases in the desert of the ocean," coral reefs are among the most rich and diverse ecosystems on Earth.

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