An ancient text that's recently been deciphered has Jesus as a “shape-shifter.” This text dates back almost 1,200 years and it conveys a different story around the crucifixion of Jesus, according to Yahoo News on Wednesday March 13, 2013.
The apocryphal plot twists offered in this text have never been seen before, it explains why Judas specifically used a kiss to betray Jesus, this was because the son of God had the ability to change shape, according to this text.
If the information in this ancient writing was true, it would change the time-line of Easter. This text denotes the day that Jesus was arrested as Tuesday, instead of Thursday.
The text is made up of two manuscripts, one that was found in the Morgan Library and Museum in NYC and the other at the Museum of the University of Pennsylvania. The text from the manuscript found in Pennsylvania is mostly illegible, so the majority of this information was found in the manuscript housed in New York.
This text tells the story of Judas betraying Jesus and he is asked how they will know which one is Jesus when they come to arrest him because of his ability to change shapes. They describe his shape changing as:
“Sometimes he is ruddy, sometimes he is white, sometimes he is red, sometimes he is wheat coloured, sometimes he is pallid like ascetics, sometimes he is a youth, sometimes an old man.”
This is when Judas suggests he will point him out with a kiss. Judas identifying Jesus by kissing him is not something new, but Jesus changing shapes as the reason for this kiss is new.
The experts advise that just because this is in writing does not mean it is true. What it does mean is that some people believed this to be true back 1,200 years ago.