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Judas (Iscariot)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judas Iscariot
Judas Iscariot (Ἰούδας Ἰσκαριώθ, Ioudas Iskariōth). One of Jesus’ 12 disciples. Betrayed Jesus and assisted the authorities in capturing Him.
Son of Perdition
Son of Perdition Also, “son of destruction.” A title given to Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus (John 17:12).
Twelve, the
Twelve, the Twelve, The. A term used in the New Testament to refer to Jesus’ most prominent group of disciples.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Judas Iscariot
JUDAS ISCARIOT. One of the twelve disciples of Jesus, possibly from Judea, who served as treasurer of the itinerant group. His name always appears last in the lists of the Twelve and he is described as assisting the authorities in capturing Jesus. Judas Iscariot is mentioned twenty times in the four
Judas (Person)
JUDAS (PERSON) [Gk Ioudas (Ἰουδας)]. Greek form of the Hebrew name Judah.1. See JUDAS MACCABEUS.2. Son of Chalphi, and a commander of the army of Jonathan, who along with Mattathias the son of Absalom, remained faithful to Jonathan when the rest of his army deserted him (1 Macc 11:70). At the outset
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE. In the gospel of Mark, the Twelve (hoi dōdeka; anathrous in Mark 3:14) are a group of disciples chosen by Jesus to be his special companions (Mark 3:14; 4:10; 11:11; 14:17). They were particularly instructed by Jesus (Mark 9:35; 10:32) and were sent by him to proclaim the coming of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Twelve, The
Twelve, The. Designation for the 12 disciples/apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5.See Apostle, Apostleship.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judas Iscariot
Judas Iscariot joo̅ʹdəs is-karʹē-ət [Gk. Ioudas Iskariōtēs]. One of Jesus’ twelve disciples. I. NameA. Man of KeriothB. Man of the LieC. DyerD. Dagger Bearer II. The StoryA. DifficultiesB. Interpretation
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
TWELVE, THE Designation for the 12 apostles in 1 Corinthians 15:5 and other verses. See Apostle, Apostleship.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Iscariot
Iscariot (is-kair´ee-uht), the surname of Judas, the disciple who betrayed Jesus (Matt. 26:14–16; 47–49). Various interpretations of the name have been suggested, including “the assassin” (from Lat. sicarius, a term applied to Judean rebels who used daggers to kill Romans and their sympathizers). This
Judas
Judas (joo´duhs; Gk. for Heb. Judah).1 Judas Maccabeus, the third of the five sons of Mattathias. The nickname Maccabeus, which was also used for his followers (the Maccabees), probably derives from a word for “hammer.” After Antiochus IV Epiphanes polluted the temple in 167 bce, Mattathias moved with
Twelve, The
twelve, the, a group chosen by Jesus to accompany him and share his ministry. The twelve are listed in four different places in the nt, but the lists show some variance (Matt. 10:2–4; Mark 3:16–19; Luke 6:13–16; Acts 1:13–14; cf. John 6:70). The most significant difference is that Matthew and Mark both
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Judas Iscariot
Judas Iscariot (Gk. Ioúdas ho Iskarîtēs)Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve and the betrayer of Jesus. His surname was probably given to distinguish him from others named Judas in Jewish and Christian history. Various interpretations of the name have been suggested: “the assassin” (from the band of
Twelve, the
Twelve, theThe central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely on their names (Matt.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Twelve, the
Twelve, the (Gk. hoi dó̄deka). The central circle of Jesus’ disciples, whom he called to be apostles. The term “the Twelve” appears in all four Gospels (even after the death of Judas at John 20:24; cf. Luke 24:9). Lists of the Twelve in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts agree on the number but not entirely
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Judas Iscariot
Judas iscariotOne of the twelve apostles*, to be distinguished from another apostle (one of the Twelve?) who was also called Judas (Jn 14:22), he is three times identified as the son of Simon (Jn 6:71; 13:2, 26). Since Simon is also called Iscariot, and Iscariot is further explained by the addition
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Judas Iscariot
JUDAS ISCARIOT One of the twelve apostles, the one who betrayed Jesus to the authorities. He may have been from Judea; if so, Judas was the only non-Galilean among the apostles. He served as treasurer of the group that journeyed with Jesus, and the Gospels tell us that he embezzled money from the common
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Judas Iscariot
Judas Iscariot. The Apostle who betrayed Christ to the Jewish authorities (Mk. 14:10 f. and 43 f., etc.). The Gospels leave his motive uncertain, as the hint given in Jn. 12:6 is not supported by the other three. His death is recorded in three places—in Mt. 27:3–5, in Acts 1:16–20, and in *Papias—but
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