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Judas Iscariot

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Lifespan

Exact dates are not known.

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According to the Gospel of John (13:18), Jesus chose Judas Iscariot as one of his Twelve Apostles knowing that Judas would betray him. Accordingly, it is for his betrayal of Jesus, in return for 30 pieces of silver, that Judas Iscariot is known. He died directly following the betrayal, either by hanging himself or by leaping to his death (the accounts in Matthew and Acts differ).

Preparation and Calling

Nothing is known of Judas’ background prior to his calling as one of Jesus’ select Twelve, other than that he came from a village in southern Judea named Kerioth.

Interaction with God

Unknown.

Social Situation

The Apostle John claimed that Judas was a thief. He sold his Savior out to the Jewish authorities for 30 pieces of silver, but we cannot determine his motives for doing so from the scriptural record.

Key Teachings

Unknown.

Testimony of Christ

Unknown.

Living with the Prophet

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Sources:

LDS Bible Dictionary

Oxford Companion to the Bible, edited by Bruce M. Metzger and Michael D. Coogan

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