• Redbud. Judas-tree
    Redbud. Judas-tree
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n judas a one-way peephole in a door
    • n Judas someone who betrays under the guise of friendship
    • n Judas (New Testament) the Apostle who betrayed Jesus to his enemies for 30 pieces of silver
    • n Judas (New Testament) supposed brother of St. James; one of the Apostles who is invoked in prayer when a situation seems hopeless
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are seven suicides in the Bible: Abimelech. Samson, Saul, Saul's armor-bearer, Ahithophel, Zimri, Judas.
    • n Judas The disciple who betrayed Christ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Judas A treacherous person; one who betrays under the semblance of friendship.
    • n Judas [lowercase] In some old houses, a lattice with small openings in a door, through which those inside could look without, being seen: designed to prevent the admission of objectionable persons.
    • n Judas Hence In a prison, a small opening in the door or wall of a cell to enable the guards to watch the prisoners; a judas-hole.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Judas jōō′das a traitor: an opening in a jail-door, &c
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.”
  • Mark Twain
    “To my mind Judas Iscariot was nothing but a low, mean, premature Congressman.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    “Democracy will prevail when men believe the vote of Judas as good as that of Jesus Christ.”


Jumping Judas! - An expression of surprise or shock.


In literature:

And it is generally brought by a rhetorical smiling Judas who can sway a capricious public.
"Drake, Nelson and Napoleon" by Walter Runciman
To James Calcot for payntyng of Judas, 6d.
"Notes and Queries, Number 57, November 30, 1850" by Various
I read all the books the "stack" at the university could afford me on New Testament life and times, in preparation for my play on Judas.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
This is the 'Kiss of Judas.
"What Two Children Did" by Charlotte E. Chittenden
I had no objection to any man attempting the role of Judas Iscariot.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
With Judas, you know, it was not sufficient that he gave back the money.
"The Claverings" by Anthony Trollope
Well, Judas loved all the disciples very much, so he thought he would be the one and save one of the others.
"The Seeker" by Harry Leon Wilson
What did Judas become?
"How to Teach Religion" by George Herbert Betts
Then Judas was there 875 In thought of his heart greatly rejoiced.
"Elene; Judith; Athelstan, or the Fight at Brunanburh; Byrhtnoth, or the Fight at Maldon; and the Dream of the Rood" by Anonymous
Faith, that's good; as if it was a sin to knock such a white-livered Judas upon the head!
"Fardorougha, The Miser The Works of William Carleton, Volume One" by William Carleton

In poetry:

'Twas the soul of Judas Iscariot
Came with a weary face —
Alone, alone, and all alone,
Alone in a lonely place!
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
The body of Judas Iscariot
Lay stretched along the snow;
'Twas the soul of Judas Iscariot
Ran swiftly to and fro.
"The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot" by Robert Williams Buchanan
More sweet than manna, if with faith sincere,
You at Christ's sacred table shall appear,
But worse than poison far, if void of grace,
You, Judas-like, approach that holy place.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
He that hath made a sorrie wedding
Between his soul and gold, and hath preferr'd
False gain before the true,
Hath done what he condemnes in reading:
For he hath sold for money his deare Lord,
And is a Judas-Jew.
"Self-Condemnation" by George Herbert
How is it they have naught to say?
Where's Lazarus risen from the clay?
Where is the widow of Nain? where
Jairus's daughter, small and fair?
Judas has sold Thee to Thy foes,
And Peter weeps while the cock crows.
"The Deserted" by Katharine Tynan
No! my sight must fail,--
If that ain't Judas on the largest scale!
Well, this is modest;--nothing else than that?
My coat? my boots? my pantaloons? my hat?
My stick? my gloves? as well as all my wits,
Learning and linen,--everything that fits!
"A Modest Request" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Judas Priest's Rob Halford on Gap T-Shirt Controversy: 'It's Very Naughty of Them.
The designer who crafted the crown for the " Judas " video has put it up on eBay.
GAGA meets 80's Metal band JUDAS Priest.
Lady Judas (Lady Gaga vs Judas Priest Mashup by Wax Audio).
' Judas ': Seven thoughts about the new Lady Gaga video.
Lady Gaga's Judas video: sacrilege or sacred art.
Lady Gaga's New " Judas " Video and Other Music Tidbits for May 6, 2011.
Here is the video for the song " Judas " from Lady Ga Ga. A lot of controversy has been brewing over the Christian references in the video.
Star of Lady Gaga's ' Judas ' Reveals Secrets of the Set.
Last Days of Judas ' relies on cheap tricks, bad humor.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot An Alley Theater production.
Judas Priest founder and guitartist KK Downing has announced he's leaving the band.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot will go on April 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, and 30 at 8 pm each night.
Lady Gaga's ' Judas ' Upsets Religious Groups.
Lady Gaga's ' Judas ' – What Do You Think About It.