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judas


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Judas  \Ju"das\,  n. 
  The  disciple  who  betrayed  Christ.  Hence:  A  treacherous 
  person;  one  who  betrays  under  the  semblance  of  friendship.  -- 
  a.  Treacherous;  betraying. 
 
  {Judas  hole},  a  peephole  or  secret  opening  for  spying. 
 
  {Judas  kiss},  a  deceitful  and  treacherous  kiss. 
 
  {Judas  tree}  (Bot.),  a  leguminous  tree  of  the  genus  {Cercis}, 
  with  pretty,  rose-colored  flowers  in  clusters  along  the 
  branches.  Judas  is  said  to  have  hanged  himself  on  a  tree 
  of  this  genus  ({C.  Siliquastrum}).  {C.  Canadensis}  and  {C. 
  occidentalis}  are  the  American  species,  and  are  called 
  also  {redbud}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Judas 
  n  1:  the  Apostle  who  betrayed  Jesus  to  his  enemies  for  30  pieces 
  of  silver  [syn:  {Judas},  {Judas  Iscariot}] 
  2:  someone  who  betrays  under  the  guise  of  friendship  [syn:  {Judas}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Judas 
  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." 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Judas,  Jude,  same  as  Judah 
 




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