I recommend Thomas Bartlett’s account of the fallout from last year’s Gospel of Judas fiasco. What is interesting is how the “dream team” of scholars have splintered somewhat in the aftermath of their controversial claims about the gnostic gospel. Pagels, Ehrman, and Meyer do not come out looking good.
But it all makes for a great story: a farmer stumbles upon the find of the decade, backroom deals in Geneva, smuggled notes scrawled in the bathroom, freezer-burned papyri, and of course the infamous nondisclosure agreement.
It’s The Da Vinci Code that wasn’t.