Did Judas know the story of Julius Caesar and the role of Brutus in his murder?
There's really no way of knowing. My gut feeling is that he did not...as a Jew he wouldn't have been all that interested in Roman literature even if he could read Latin and Greek (an unknown...though I would presume he knew Greek...and some Latin)...I think culturally we are aware of Brutus because of Shakespere...
Doesn't Judas as a hero in the Gnostic gospel of Judas Iscariot make more sense in the Jesus myth?
The whole mythology is based on the Jesus character dying and resurrecting so of course Judas is also the hero of this particular tale...
@ no chance, I guess there's no chance you have a brain...you dismiss anything if it doesn't fall exactly into the way you 'believe'.
Btw, everyone who was ignorant enough to say 'read the Bible'...what do you think confuses everyone and leads to atheism
(who do you guys think was at the resurrection? here's a hint...THE STORIES CONTRADICT EACH OTHER ON WHAT HAPPENED!-skepticsannotatedbible.com)
What is the point of Judas Iscariot betraying Jesus if Jesus' death was already planned?
There is not one single mention of Jesus in the entire Roman record - that is right - not one! At the same time as he was supposed to have been around there were a number of Jews claiming to be the messiah - all of whom are well recorded!
There is not a single contemporary record from any source and even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!
He was supposed to have been a huge problem to the Romans and produced wonderful miracles but still not one contemporary record?
Even the bible mentions of him like all other references were not written until many years after his supposed death!
Pilate is recorded in the Roman record as a somewhat lack luster man but no mention of a Jesus, a trial or crucifixion that would surely have been used to make him look brighter!
At best he was an amalgam of those others but almost certainly never existed!
What is the significance of Judas in modern Christianity?
Excerpt from Chapter 1
Forgiving Judas: Manifesto for a New Christianity, Bill Harmening
“So how do we relate the Judas story to the modern day Church? I would argue that his act of betrayal, as chronicled by the New Testament writers, is the single most toxic event in the New Testament; toxic in the sense that the Judas narrative provides a microcosmic glimpse of a young church already drawing a venomous line in the sand, and in the process failing in its first opportunity to put into practice the very teachings upon which this new way of life and spirituality were to be based. You see the great lesson of the Judas narrative is to be found not in his betrayal, as the modern Church has rather obsessively kept at the forefront of its teaching, but rather in the one thing that is strangely absent from the saga; an apparent lack of forgiveness on the part of the disciples. Judas’ unthinkable act, the Crucifixion, and the miraculous resurrection and ascension are presented so dramatically by the Gospel writers that the reaction of the other disciples to Judas easily goes unnoticed, as the reader becomes absorbed in the whirlwind of events that take place from the time of Jesus’ death to the gathering of the disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem some fifty days later.”
Judas betrayed Jesus, and so did Peter: what made the difference between the two?
One killed himself, and the other did not. Peter denied Jesus, Judas betrayed Him to be crucified. Why do some people get drawn into different sins? We are all different. We respond to His call differently.
Now, please tell me how it is because one was a elect and one was not.