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Judas

(1) Maccabaeus (see Maccabees).

(2) Iscariot, meaning “belonging to Kerioth” (Josh. 15:25) in the tribe of Judah, one of “the twelve,” and the only one who was not a Galilean. The passages in which he is mentioned are Matt. 10:4; 26:14; Mark 3:19; 14:10; Luke 6:16; 22:3; John 6:71; 12:4; 13:2, 26; Acts 1:16, 25.

(3) A brother of our Lord (Matt. 13:55); writer of the epistle of Jude (see also Brethren of the Lord).

(4) “Not Iscariot,” one of the Twelve, also called Judas (son or brother) of James (Luke 6:16; John 14:22; Acts 1:13); probably the same as Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus (Matt. 10:3; Mark 3:18).

(5) Of Galilee, leader of a revolt against Roman rule “in the days of the taxing” (of the census); regarded by many as the Messiah. He had a great following but was defeated and slain (Acts 5:37).

(6) Surnamed Barsabbas, a leading member of the Church in Jerusalem (Acts 15:22, 27, 32).

(7) A man of Damascus with whom Paul lodged after his conversion (Acts 9:11).