Judas Iscariot

detail of a fresco depicting Judas Iscariot betraying JesusArticle

One of the 12 Apostles, who betrayed Our Lord for 30 pieces of silver. When the priests refused to take back the silver, he cast the pieces down in the Temple and “went out and hanged himself with an halter” (Matthew 27).

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  • “Judas Iscariot”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 November 2018. Web. 28 January 2022. <>