“Saving Judas”—A Social Scientific Approach to Judas's Suicide in Matthew 27:3—10

  title={“Saving Judas”—A Social Scientific Approach to Judas's Suicide in Matthew 27:3—10},
  author={David Alan Reed},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin},
  pages={51 - 59}
  • D. Reed
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Psychology, Art
  • Biblical Theology Bulletin
This article examines Judas's suicide, reported in Matthew 27:3—10. Through the use of cross-cultural analysis with the Gainj of New Zealand, it argues that Judas's suicide is not a shameful act, but is an honorable one that atones for Judas's “sin” of betraying Jesus's innocent blood. 

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