What Does Judas Mean?


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Sam Easterbrook Profile
Sam Easterbrook answered
Judas Iscariot was, according to the New Testament, one of the 12 disciples of Jesus. He is best known for his betrayal of Jesus to the hands of the chief priests for 30 pieces of silver.

Judas is mentioned in the synoptic gospels, the Gospel of John and at the beginning of Acts of the Apostles. Mark states that the chief priests were looking for a sly way to arrest Jesus. They decided not to do so during the feast since they were afraid that people would riot; instead, they chose the night before the feast to arrest him. In the Gospel of Luke, Satan enters Judas at this time.

According to the account in the Gospel of John, Judas carried the disciples' money bag. He betrayed Jesus for a bribe of "thirty pieces of silver" by identifying him with a kiss - "the kiss of Judas" - to arresting soldiers of the High Priest Caiaphas, who then turned Jesus over to Pontius Pilate's soldiers.

Judas is still referred to in everyday life and popular culture today. He is referred to in Lady Gaga’s song, Judas. Judas was a traitor, and Gaga is using him as a metaphor for a lover she cannot trust. Yet she can't pull herself away from him -- "I’m just a Holy Fool, oh baby he’s so cruel/But I’m still in love with Judas, baby.” This is fitting because Jesus believed Judas was his friend, someone close to him who he could trust and he later found out that he could not as Gaga suggests she feels with her lover.
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Evelyn Vaz answered
Judas is the anglicized Greek that depicts the Hebrew name Yehudah. It is also a name that reflects in the New Testament. The most prominent name is Judas Iscariot, the Biblical betrayer of Jesus. Even in ancient Gnosticism, you have Judas Thomas Didymus, this name is also commonly referred by Christians as Saint Thomas and Doubting Thomas. The other people that reflect with the very dame name are Judas Thomas Didymus, Judas the Zealot, etc.

In terms of tale it refers to as a traitor. This slang term has its roots from the biblical Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus three times. One of the very famous heavy metal bands that also hold the name Judas is Judas Priest.
d ds Profile
d ds answered
The name
Judas is a boy's name and it has originated from Latin. The name is actually a
derivative of the name Jude. The name is very rare as a first name and also as
a surname.   The meaning of the name is “the praised one”. The
name is derived from one of the names of Jacob's sons, not Judas the Iscariot (which
is Greek). 
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered

Judas is the Greek word for the Hebrew Judah.  Judah in the Greek OT (LXX) is the same word "Judas".  Therefore Judas also sold Joseph of into slavery in Genesis 37.  Getting to be a habit.

David R Freeman

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