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Iscariot, Judas

Son of Simon Iscariot, Judas Iscariot was one of the original twelve disciples of Jesus. According to the New Testament, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin with a kiss for thirty silver coins, leading to Jesus's arrest and eventual crucifixion. The traditional view of Judas's fate was that following the betrayal, full of remorse and guilt, he returned the coins and went out and hanged himself.

Matthew 26:14–57; Mark 14:10-50; Luke 22:3-53; John 13:2-38; John 18:2-14; N. M. Flanagan, "Judas Iscariot," New Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1967), 8:15-16.