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ILLUMINATION

Rethinking Judas as the Bad Guy

Ancient text suggests a different motive for the greatest betrayal in history

A sculpture of Judas betraying Jesus with a kiss. Pixabay photo

The name Judas is synonymous with traitor, and maybe rightly so since he is the one who is said to have betrayed Jesus. That led to Jesus' crucifixion and death and to Judas hanging himself in remorse. A very sad story indeed.

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