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    Judas in Easton's Bible Dictionary the Graecized form of Judah. (1.) The patriarch (Matt. 1:2, 3). (2.) Son of Simon (John 6:71; 13:2, 26), surnamed Iscariot, i.e., a man of Kerioth (Josh. 15:25). His name is uniformly the last in the list of the apostles, as given in the synoptic (i.e., the first three) Gospels. The evil of his nature probably gradually unfolded itself till "Satan entered into him" (John 13:27), and he betrayed our Lord (18:3). Afterwards he owned his sin with "an exceeding bitter cry," and cast the money he had received as the wages of his iniquity down on the floor of the sanctuary, and "departed and went and hanged himself" (Matt. 27:5). He perished in his guilt, and "went unto his own place" (Acts 1:25). The statement in Acts 1:18 that he "fell headlong and burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out," is in no way contrary to that in Matt. 27:5. The sucide first hanged himself, perhaps over the valley of Hinnom, "and the rope giving way, or the branch to which he hung breaking, he fell down headlong on his face, and was crushed and mangled on the rocky pavement below." Why such a man was chosen to be an apostle we know not, but it is written that "Jesus knew from the beginning who should betray him" (John 6:64). Nor can any answer be satisfactorily given to the question as to the motives that led Judas to betray his Master. "Of the motives that have been assigned we need not care to fix on any one as that which simply led him on. Crime is, for the most part, the result of a hundred motives rushing with bewildering fury through the mind of the criminal." (3.) A Jew of Damascus (Acts 9:11), to whose house Ananias was sent. The street called "Straight" in which it was situated is identified with the modern "street of bazaars," where is still pointed out the so-called "house of Judas." (4.) A Christian teacher, surnamed Barsabas. He was sent from Jerusalem to Antioch along with Paul and Barnabas with the decision of the council (Acts 15:22, 27, 32). He was a "prophet" and a "chief man among the brethren."

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    Judas in Naves Topical Bible -1. Surnamed "Iscariot." Chosen as an apostle Mt 10:4; Mr 3:19; Lu 6:16; Ac 1:17 The treasurer of the disciples Joh 12:6; 13:29 His greed exemplified By his protest against the breaking of the container of ointment Joh 12:4-6 By his bargaining to betray Jesus for a sum of money Mt 26:14-16; Mr 14:10,11; Lu 22:3-6; Joh 13:2 His apostasy Joh 17:12 Betrays the Lord Jesus Mt 26:47-50; Mr 14:43-45; Lu 22:47-49; Joh 18:2-5; Ac 1:16-25 Returns the money to the rulers of the Jews Mt 27:3-10 Hangs himself Mt 27:5; Ac 1:18 Prophecies concerning Mt 26:21-25; Mr 14:18-21; Lu 22:21-23; Joh 13:18-26; 17:12; Ac 1:16,20; with Ps 41:9; 109:8; Zec 11:12,13 -2. One of the physical half-brothers of Jesus Mt 13:55; Mr 6:3 -3. The brother of James and probably the writer of the Epistle of Jude Lu 6:16; Ac 1:13; Jude 1:1 -4. An apostle, probably identical with LEBBAEUS, or THADDAEUS Joh 14:22 -5. Of Galilee, who stirred up a sedition among the Jews soon after the birth of Jesus Ac 5:37 -6. A disciple who hosted Paul Ac 9:11 -7. Surnamed "BARSABAS." A Christian sent to Antioch of Syria with Paul and Barnabas Ac 15:22-32

    Judas in Smiths Bible Dictionary the Greek form of the Hebrew name Judah, occurring in the LXX, and the New Testament. 1. The patriarch Judah. Mt 1:2,3 2. A man residing at Damascus, in "the street which is called Straight," in whose house Saul of Tarsus lodged after his miraculous conversion. Ac 9:11

    Judas in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE joo'-das (Ioudas; Greek form of Hebrew "Judah"): (1) A Levite mentioned in 1 Esdras 9:23 = JUDAH (3). (2) Judas Maccabeus, 3rd son of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:4). See MACCABEES. (3) Judas, son of Chalphi, a Jewish officer who supported Jonathan bravely at the battle of Hazor (1 Macc 11:70; Ant, XIII, v, 7). (4) A person of good position in Jerusalem at the time of the mission to Aristobulus (2 Macc 1:10); he has been identified with Judas Maccabeus and also with an Essene prophet (Ant., XIII, xi, 2; BJ, III, 5). (5) Son of Simon the Maccabee, and brother of John Hyrcanus (1 Macc 16:2). He was wounded in the battle which he fought along with his brother against Cendebeus (1 Macc 16:1 ff; Ant, XIII, vii, 3), and was murdered by Ptolemy the usurper, his brother- in-law, at Dok (1 Macc 16:11 ff). J. Hutchinson

    Judas Iscariot in Wikipedia Judas Iscariot, (Hebrew: יהודה איש־קריות‎, Yehuda, Yəhḏāh ʾΚ- qəriyyṯ) was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus. Of the twelve, he alone is reported to have kept a "money bag" (Greek: γλωσσόκομον),[1] but he is best known for his role in betraying Jesus into the hands of the chief priests...

    Judas Scripture - Acts 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James [the son] of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas [the brother] of James.

    Judas Scripture - Matthew 1:2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

    Judas Scripture - Matthew 1:3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;