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Judas Iscariot (the Disciple)
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I. Historical Considerations – II. Theological Considerations

Judas was a disciple of Jesus (Disciples and Discipleship), one of the twelve (Twelve, The; Mark 3:10 parr.); according to the Synoptic passion narrative, he betrayed his master “with a kiss” (Luke 22:48; cf. Mark 14:45 par. Matt 26:49; a different account in John 18:2–12). Some have interpreted the epithet Iscariot as a reference to the association of Judas (like Simon Kananaios) with the Zealots (from Lat. si…

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Söding, Thomas, “Judas Iscariot (the Disciple)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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