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Judas Thaddaeus
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Whether identified as two separate individuals (Judas and Thaddaeus) or as one person with two names (Judas Thaddaeus), this figure – or figures – is listed in early Christian tradition as one of the 12 disciples of Jesus (Christ, Jesus, 01: Survey). Despite, or perhaps rather due to, the lack of information about Judas (or) Thaddaeus in the New Testament writings, this enigmatic disciple became the subject of extensive treatment in later Ch…

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Williams, Catrin H., “Judas Thaddaeus”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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