Judas the Apostle

Judas Iscariot "man of Kerioth," the son of Simon, was one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus. He was the treasurer of the twelve. He considered it a waste of money when Mary anointed Jesus with expensive oil. And, John states that Judas had often dipped into the funds for his own personal use (John 12:3-6), and that Judas cared little about using the money to help the poor.

After Jesus and His disciples went to Jerusalem, Satan entered into Judas (Luke 22:3) and Judas approached local community leaders, offering to deliver Jesus into their hands for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-15). During the Last Supper, Jesus foretold of Judas' betrayal (Matthew 26:25). Judas betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. After Jesus' arrest, Judas was seized with remorse.

He returned the betrayal money and hanged himself (Matthew 27:3-5). The money was later used to buy a piece of land, which became known as the "Field of Blood."


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