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Judas meaning

Ιουδας

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🔼The name Judas in the Bible

The Greek name Judas is the transliterated form of the Hebrew name Judah, and there are six men named Judas in the New Testament. For some reason, one of these New Testament Judases is known in English as Jude. Perhaps people didn't want the brother of Jesus to have the same name as the man who betrayed Him.

In the New Testament we find the following Judases:

The name Judas occurs 38 times in the New Testament; see full concordance.

🔼Etymology of the name Judas

The name Judas is the Hellenized version of the Hebrew name Judah, and the name Judah comes from the Hebrew root-verb ידה, meaning to praise:

🔼Judas meaning

For the meaning of the name Judah (=Judas), Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Praised. NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Let Him (God) Be Praised.