FAQs: Judas Iscariot

What the four canonical gospels say about the notorious apostle.


04/08/2006 05:38:30 PM

Since it doesn't seem to be listed, I thought I would include the 3rd variation of Judas' death, Fragment 3 of Papias, who lived circa. 110-140 CE: "Judas walked about in this world a sad example of impiety; for his body having swollen to such an extent that he could not pass where a chariot could pass easily, he was crushed by the chariot, so that his bowels gushed out." This is the Roberts-Donaldson translation. In this version, he is crushed by a chariot, rather than hanging himself or accidentally falling to his death. It seems as if no one really knows what supposedly happened to Judas.