“Lift up your eyes and look at the cloud and the light within it and the stars surrounding it. The star that leads the way is your star. Judas lifted up his eyes and saw the luminous cloud, and he entered it.”

This passage begins eight lines down on the larger fragment and continues seven more lines to the end of two Greek characters that look like “OC” to the right of the page.

By entrusting Judas with the difficult task of doing his bidding and handing him over to the authorities, Jesus confirms Judas’s special status among the disciples. This example of Gnostic thought borrows from Plato’s premise that the creator of humankind assigned a soul and a star to every person, and we follow that star as a guide through life.

Judas is glorified when he enters the “luminous cloud,” thought to be a manifestation of God and akin to the transfiguration of Jesus.