1) Judas Maccabaeus, a son of Mattathias, who succeeded his father in fighting the Syrians and after victories purified the Temple (1 Macc. 4:36–61). He was killed in 160 BCE.
2) One of the Twelve [[➝ Twelve, the]], son of James (Luke 6:16), probably the ‘Thaddaeus’ of Mark 3:18.
3) A brother of Jesus (Mark 6:3).
4) Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve; the name may derive from the Greek sikarios = assassin; or it could mean ‘man of Karioth’, making Judas the only apostle from Judah. He betrayed Jesus to the authorities. Schweitzer [[➝ Schweitzer, Albert]] held that he betrayed the secret of Jesus' Messiahship, but more probably he betrayed information to enable Jesus to be arrested without publicity. Afterwards Judas suffered remorse and committed suicide (Matt. 27:5). However, Christian tradition began a process of rehabilitating Judas by showing that even his great sin might be forgiven; so in Acts 1:18 his death is attributed to an accident.

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