JUDAS ISCARIOT

            In my past posts I have defined the name Iscariot as meaning “dagger”.  However, there are differing opinions on what the name really means.  So I thought that I would give you all the information that I have combined (as of February 12, 2017) so that you can make your own informative decision about the name’s meaning.  Also, in one of my posts, I wrote that I felt as if Iscariot was a nickname being that his father’s name is Simon.  Thus, Judas should have normally been called Judas bar Simon.  Another author who has written about the definition of Iscariot corroborates the idea of it being a nickname.  Perhaps it was even a descriptive name given to him?  [All of my interpolations will be in these type of brackets.]

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