The three scholars who reconstructed and translated the text are Rodolph Kasser, Marvin Meyer and Gregor Wurst, who collaborated on The Gospel of Judas from Codex Tchacos (Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2006). Meyer prepared the English translation. The book also includes an essay by Bart Ehrman titled “Christianity Turned on Its Head: The Alternative Vision of the Gospel of Judas.” The interpretation of the figure of Judas found in that book has been followed by other scholars in hastily written books, including Elaine Pagels and Karen King, Reading Judas: The Gospel of Judas and the Shaping of Christianity (New York: Viking, 2007).