corrected [[falsehood]] of [[Eisegesis]] - Judas did not use the money in the box to buy the field, he used the 30 pieces of money the priests gave him to betray Jesus - the Bible nowhere says that Judas was cut down, but "fell headlong"
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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 [[
Caiphas]], 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.
According to John 13:29, Judas was the money keeper for Jesus and the [[Twelve Disciples]].
The ''[[Acts (of the Apostles)|Acts of the Apostles]]'' states that Judas used the money to buy a field and
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]] . 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 ==
*[http://www.nndb.com/people/843/000101540/ Judas Iscariot]