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Judas (the Galilean)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Judas of Galilee
Judas of Galilee (Ἰούδας ὁ Γαλιλαῖος, Ioudas ho Galilaios). A Galilean who gained some temporary notoriety by leading an insurrection during the time of Caesar Augustus’ census (Acts 5:37; compare Josephus, Antiquities, 20.5.2; Jewish War, 2.8.1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Judas
Judas. 1. Simon’s son, surnamed Iscariot; one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. The derivation of Iscariot is uncertain. In all probability it designated the place of his birth—the town of Kerioth. His childhood home was perhaps Kerioth of Moab, east of the Jordan (Jer 48:24; Am 2:2), or Kerioth-hezron of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Judas
8. Judas of Galilee [Gk. ho Galilaios]. Mentioned in Acts 5:37 as the leader of an insurrection occasioned by the census of Quirinius in a.d. 7. It is said that he and those who obeyed him perished in that revolt. Josephus also repeatedly mentions Judas by this same name, “the Galilean,” and speaks of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Judas
JUDAS1. Simon’s son, surnamed Iscariot; one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. The derivation of Iscariot is uncertain. In all probability it designated the place of his birth, the town of Kerioth. His childhood home was perhaps Kerioth of Moab, east of the Jordan (Jer 48:24; Am 2:2), or Kerioth-hezron of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Judas
JUDAS. The name is so spelled in the NT after Gr. Ioudas, for the Heb. name Judah (q.v.). The latter comes from the Heb. root yādâ meaning “to give thanks, laud, praise.”1. Judah the son of Jacob and father of the tribe that was known by that name (Gen 35:23), called Judas in NT (Mt 1:2–3).2. Judas
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Judas
JUDAS. 1. The Lord’s brother (Mt. 13:55 = Mk. 6:3). Perhaps the author of the Epistle of *Jude, who styles himself ‘brother of James’ (*Brethren of the Lord).2. The son of James, and one of the Twelve (Lk. 6:16), called also Lebbaeus (Mt. 10:3, av) and Thaddaeus (Mk. 3:18), who asked Jesus a question
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Judas
Judas (Gk. Ioúdas)1. The son of Chalphi; a commander in the army of Jonathan who with Mattathias remained with Jonathan while all others fled in the ambush at Hazor (1 Macc. 11:70).2. A son of Simon Maccabeus and brother of John Hyrcanus. Together Judas and John defeated the Seleucid Cendebeus (1
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Judas
JUDAS (Greek form of Judah) The name of several men in the Bible.1. Son of Chalphi. He was a commander in the army of Jonathan Maccabeus (1 Macc 11:70).2. The son of Simon Maccabeus (1 Macc 16:2). He was murdered with his father and brother Mattathias at a banquet at Dok hosted by Ptolemy, the governor
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Judas
Ju´das, the Greek form of the Hebrew name Judah, occurring in the LXX and the New Testament.1. The patriarch Judah. Matt. 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. Acts 9:11.
Judas
Ju´das, surnamed Barsabas, a leading member of the apostolic church at Jerusalem, Acts 15:22, endued with the gift of prophecy, ver. 32, chosen with Silas to accompany Paul and Barnabas as delegates to the church at Antioch. (a.d. 47.) Later, Judas went back to Jerusalem.
Judas of Galilee
Ju´das of Galilee, the leader of a popular revolt “in the days of the taxing” (i.e., the census, under the prefecture of P. Sulp. Quirinus, a.d. 6, a.u.c. 759), referred to by Gamaliel in his speech before the Sanhedrin. Acts 5:37. According to Josephus, Judas was a Gaulonite of the city of Gamala, probably