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Judas, Judas Iscariot(noun)
(New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
One of the twelve disciples of Jesus in the New Testament, who betrayed Jesus into the hands of the chief priests for 30 pieces of silver.
Origin: יהודה איש־קריות
Judas Iscariot was, according to the New Testament, one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. He is infamously known for his kiss and betrayal of Jesus to the hands of the chief Sanhedrin priests in exchange for a payment of thirty silver coins. Though there are varied accounts of his death, the traditional version sees him as having hanged himself out of remorse following his betrayal. His place among the Twelve Apostles was later filled by Matthias. His name is often used to accuse someone of betrayal, and is sometimes confused with Saint Jude Thaddeus.
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