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According to the [[Bible]] Judas Iscariot was one of the disciples of [[Jesus Christ]]. Judas was the disciple that betrayed Jesus for 30 "pieces of silver" (most likely Tyrian shekels) to soldiers of the High Priest [[Caiphas]], who then turned Jesus over to [[Pontius Pilate|Pontius Pilate's]] soldiers.  
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'''Judas Iscariot''' was the son of Simon Iscariot and Cyborea ([[Gospel of John|John]] 6:71 and 13:26). The [[Bible]] relates that Judas Iscariot was one of the disciples of [[Jesus Christ]] and betrayed him for 30 "pieces of silver" (most likely Tyrian shekels) to soldiers of the High Priest [[Caiaphas]], who then turned Jesus over to [[Pontius Pilate|Pontius Pilate's]] soldiers.  
  
 
The ''[[Gospel of Matthew]]'' says that after Jesus' arrest by the [[Rome|Roman]] authorities (but before his execution), Judas, overtaken by guilt returned the money to the priests that gave it to him and committed [[suicide]] by hanging himself.
 
The ''[[Gospel of Matthew]]'' says that after Jesus' arrest by the [[Rome|Roman]] authorities (but before his execution), Judas, overtaken by guilt returned the money to the priests that gave it to him and committed [[suicide]] by hanging himself.
  
According to John 13:29, Judas may have kept the money for Jesus and the Twelve Disciples.
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According to John 13:29, Judas was the money keeper for Jesus and the [[Twelve Disciples]].
  
The ''[[Acts of the Apostles]]'' states however that Judas used the money to buy a field but apparently fell down and burst apart. The field was then named Akeldama or the Field of Blood. ''Acts 1'' goes on to describe how his place among the apostles was filled by [[Matthias]].
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The ''[[Acts (of the Apostles)|Acts of the Apostles]]'' states that Judas used the money to buy a field, and that when he was cut down after hanging himself, he burst apart. The field was then named Akeldama, or the Field of [[Blood]]. ''Acts 1'' goes on to describe how his place among the apostles was filled by [[Matthias the Apostle|Matthias]].
  
A translation of a [[Gnostic]] document known as [[The Gospel of Judas]] has recently been made public, giving rise to much religious and historical discussion.
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A translation of a [[Gnostic]] document known as The [[Gospel of Judas]] has recently been made public, giving rise to much religious and historical discussion, but appears to be dated much later than Judas' death.
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== See also ==
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*[[The Twelve Apostles]]
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*[[Garden of Gethsemane]]
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.letusreason.org/doct48.htm The betrayer Judas Iscariot]
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*[http://www.nndb.com/people/843/000101540/ Judas Iscariot]
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[[Category:12 Disciples]]

Latest revision as of 00:35, 12 July 2016

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Judas Iscariot was the son of Simon Iscariot and Cyborea (John 6:71 and 13:26). The Bible relates that Judas Iscariot was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ and betrayed him for 30 "pieces of silver" (most likely Tyrian shekels) to soldiers of the High Priest Caiaphas, who then turned Jesus over to Pontius Pilate's soldiers.

The Gospel of Matthew says that after Jesus' arrest by the Roman authorities (but before his execution), Judas, overtaken by guilt returned the money to the priests that gave it to him and committed suicide by hanging himself.

According to John 13:29, Judas was the money keeper for Jesus and the Twelve Disciples.

The Acts of the Apostles states that Judas used the money to buy a field, and that when he was cut down after hanging himself, he burst apart. The field was then named Akeldama, or the Field of Blood. Acts 1 goes on to describe how his place among the apostles was filled by Matthias.

A translation of a Gnostic document known as The Gospel of Judas has recently been made public, giving rise to much religious and historical discussion, but appears to be dated much later than Judas' death.


See also

External links