Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Judas ” means

Judas : the Greek form of the Hebrew name Judah, occurring in the LXX, and the New Testament.

  1. The patriarch Judah. (Matthew 1:2,3)
  2. A man residing at Damascus, in "the street which is called Straight," in whose house Saul of Tarsus lodged after his miraculous conversion. (Acts 9:11)

surnamed Barsabas, a leading member of the apostolic church at Jerusalem, (Acts 15:22) endued with the gift of prophesy, ver. (Acts 15:32) chosen with Silas to accompany Paul and Barnabas as delegates to the church at Antioch. (A.D. 47.) Later, Judas went back to Jerusalem.

Related Resources
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names