“So after recieving the morsal of bread, [Judas] immediately went out. And it was night.” John 13:30
“Then Judas Isacriot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray [Jesus] to them. And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him some money…” Mark 14:10-11
“Rise, let us be going; see, my betrayer is at hand.” Matthew 26:46
“Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” Luke 22:48
“And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and went and hanged himself.” Matthew 27:5
The name ‘Judas’ is now more than a name. It is synonymous in many cultures with a term of insult, the lowest form of slander, the highest charge of wrong-doing. It is not a name we choose for our children, nor our dogs. We don’t like Judas.