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Judas (Judas Iscariot)
Matthew 27:4 -- Judas, who betrayed Him......repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver.....saying: "I have sinned in betraying innocent blood".....and he went away and hanged himself.
Judas represents the attribute LIFE, "redeemed" or "betrayed."
Judas, who betrayed the Master, actually symbolizes the "Life Conserver," for the Judas function generates the life of the body. Judas governs the life consciousness, in symbolic sense, and its lowest expression as "sensation" must be divinely guided and "redeemed," if the Christ is not to be betrayed.
Judas, who hoped that Jesus brought a "human" kingdom that would overthrow Roman rule, revealed high qualities or Jesus would not have chosen him for a Disciple. He trusted Judas enough to give him money to provide places for the Disciples to sleep and eat on their travels. He trusted Judas to live up to his spiritual self.
At last, Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver -- confident that Jesus would save himself at the last moment, for he had seen Jesus perform many miracles. When he realized that Jesus was not going to save himself, he repented and tried to return the silver to secure Jesus' release. When the chief priests and elders rejected him, Judas was filled with such great remorse he hanged himself.
Acts 1:23-26 Matthias: 23 And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. 24 And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen 25 to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” 26 And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
JUDAS ISCARIOT (Matthew 27:3-10; Acts 1:18-19)
Matthew 27:3-10- "Then (as Jesus was being handed over to Pilate) Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that he was condemned and in his remorse returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and elders, with the words, "I was wrong - I have betrayed an innocent man to death."
"And what has that got to do with us?" they replied. "That's your affair."
And Judas flung down the silver in the Temple and went outside and hanged himself. But the chief priests picked up the money and said, "It is not legal to put this into the Temple treasury. It is, after all, blood-money." So, after a further consultation, they purchased with it the Potter's Field to be a burial-ground for foreigners, which is why it is called "the Field of Blood" to this day. And so the words of Jeremiah the prophet came true:
'And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed them' (Zechariah 11:12,13; Jeremiah 32:6-9)."
Acts 1:18-19 - "(After his crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus ascends to heaven. The disciples meet to choose a successor to Judas Iscariot, and his fate is briefly described by Luke in his Acts of the Apostles ....) This man (Judas) had bought a piece of land with the proceeds of his infamy, but his body swelled up and his intestines burst. This fact became well known to all the residents of Jerusalem so that the piece of land came to be called in their (Aramaic) language Akeldama, which means "the field of blood"."
MATTHIAS: As a disciple from the time of Jesus' baptism through to his death and resurrection, and possibly one of the 72 sent out to preach and heal, Matthias was chosen by prayer and the drawing of lots to replace Judas Iscariot as the twelfth apostle, Acts 1:15-26. No more is heard of him in the New Testament, and the various traditions are made more confusing because of the similarity of his name to Matthew's.
He may have preached and been martyred in Ethiopia, Other traditions place him in Judea, and later Cappadocia (eastern Turkey) and the Caspian Sea area.