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BIBLE DICTIONARY
Judas
Maccabaeus (see Maccabees).
Iscariot, i.e., 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; Matt. 26: 14; Mark 3: 19; Mark 14: 10; Luke 6: 16; Luke 22: 3; cf. John 6: 71; John 12: 4; John 13: 2, 26; Acts 1: 16, 25.
A brother of our Lord (Matt. 13: 55); writer of the epistle of Jude (see also Brethren of the Lord).
“Not Iscariot,” one of the 12, also called Judas (son or brother) or James (Luke 6: 16; John 14: 22; Acts 1: 13); probably the same as Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus (Matt. 10: 3; Mark 3: 18).
Of Galilee, leader of a revolt against Roman rule “in the days of the taxing,” i.e., of the census; regarded by many as the Messiah. He had a great following, but was defeated and slain (Acts 5: 37).
Surnamed Barsabbas, a leading member of the Church in Jerusalem (Acts 15: 22, 27, 32).
A man of Damascus with whom Paul lodged after his conversion (Acts 9: 11).