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'''Judas Iscariot''' the son of Simon Iscariot and Cyborea (John 6:71 and 13:26). 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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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.
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According to John 13:29, Judas may have kept the money for Jesus and the Twelve Disciples.
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The ''[[Acts (of the Apostles)|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 the Apostle|Matthias]].
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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 the 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.nndb.com/people/843/000101540/ Judas Iscariot]
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[[category:12 Disciples]]

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Judas Iscariot the son of Simon Iscariot and Cyborea (John 6:71 and 13:26). 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'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 may have kept the money 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.

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 the Judas' death.


See also

External links