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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Judas; Juda

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(1) The name of an ancestor of Jesus (Luke 3:30 ). In the King James Version it occurs also in Luke 3:26 , but the Revised Version (British and American) has "Joda" (Westcott-Hort, Ἰωδά , Iōdá ).

(2) Judas Iscariot (see separate article).

(3) One of the brothers of Jesus (Matthew 13:55 ; Mark 6:3 ). See JUDE .

(4) An apostle, "not Iscariot" (John 14:22 ). He is generally identified with Lebbaeus (Matthew 10:3 ) and Thaddeus (Mark 3:18 ). See LEBBAEUS ; THADDAEUS . He is called JUDAS OF JAMES (which see) (Luke 6:16 ; Acts 1:13 ), which means "the son of James" not (the King James Version) "the brother of James."

(5) A G alilean who stirred up rebellion "in the days of the enrollment" (Acts 5:37 ). See JUDAS OF GALILEE .

(6) One with whom Paul lodged in Damascus, whose house was in "the street which is called Straight" (Acts 9:11 ). Nothing further is known of him. A house is pointed out as his, in a lane off the Straight Street.

(7) Judas Barsabbas (Acts 15:22 , Acts 15:27 , Acts 15:32 ; see separate article).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Judas; Juda'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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