Category: Judas Iscariot

Revisiting the Death(s) of Judas: Triggerman’s Novel Approach

INTRODUCTION Earlier this year I wrote a short piece on the Matthean and Lukan versions of the death of Judas (Matthew 27:3-10, Acts 1:18-19).[1] In it I argued that the two accounts are fundamentally incompatible and that the standard attempts to reconcile them fall flat… Continue Reading “Revisiting the Death(s) of Judas: Triggerman’s Novel Approach”

The Death(s) of Judas

In light of a recent blog post by a certain pop-apologist,[1] I thought it might be appropriate to lay out a brief case for seeing the two accounts of Judas Iscariot’s death in the New Testament (Matthew 27:3-10; Acts 1:18-19) as contradictory. To begin… Continue Reading “The Death(s) of Judas”

Index for “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer”

Below is an index to the six posts that made up my brief series discussing Judas Iscariot in the four Gospels. The series was entitled, “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer.” If you don’t have time to read all six parts, my recommendation is… Continue Reading “Index for “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer””

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 6

This is the final post in our brief series on Judas Iscariot. We’ve looked at Judas from the vantage point of each of the Gospels as well as the book of Acts. What have we learned? Here are a few things. Setting Up the… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 6”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 5

In our last four posts we’ve looked at Judas Iscariot in the Gospels of Mark, Matthew, and Luke as well as in the book of Acts. In Mark, we aren’t told why he betrays Jesus only that he does. In Matthew, we are told… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 5”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 4

In our last post we covered how the Gospel of Luke portrayed Judas Iscariot. The Lukan Judas was possessed by Satan himself and so the betrayal of Jesus by Judas is couched in terms of a demonic possession and a demonic attack on Jesus.… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 4”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 3

So far we have looked at how the Gospels of Mark and Matthew portrayed Judas Iscariot. In Mark he is simply the foil of Jesus and he only says but one thing: “Rabbi!” In Matthew, Judas has a few more lines and his character… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 3”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 2

The previous post in this series examined the references to Judas Iscariot in the Gospel of Mark, particularly with how the Markan author connects the verb paradidómi to Judas. I began with Mark because it was the first of the four Gospels to have been… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 2”

Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 1

“So he appointed…Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.” Mark 3:16a, 19, NRSV Of all the characters in the Gospels, few stand out like Judas Iscariot. It isn’t because he is as verbose as Peter can be nor is it because he stands out like James… Continue Reading “Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 1”

Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 5

This is the fifth post in a seven-part series responding to the blog post “Babylon Will Never Be Inhabited” by pop-apologist S. J. Thomason. You can read the fourth post here.. All biblical citations are from the English Standard Version (Crossway, 2001) unless otherwise… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 5″