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What was the significance of thirty pieces of silver Judas was offered for betraying Jesus?

In Hebrew culture, thirty pieces of silver was the price paid to the master of a slave if his slave was gored by an ox: “If the ox gores a slave, male or female, the owner shall give to their master ...
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How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?

I identify as an evangelical universalist. I don't know if you'll find this worthwhile, but here's my take. It sounds an awful lot like a figure of speech to me. If it is, it's best not to draw too ...
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Can Jesus encourage someone to commit sin? And furthermore, can Jesus hasten someone to commit a sin?

To induce someone to sin is to sin. Jesus did not sin, so he did not induce anyone to sin. At the time of the quote you make, Judas was already determined to betray Jesus, so Jesus did not induce him ...
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Did Judas Iscariot participate in the First Holy Eucharist?

Did Judas Iscariot participate in the First Holy Eucharist? The short answer seems to be yes. Does the Catholic Church categorically teach that Judas Iscariot participated in the First Eucharist ...
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How do we know that Judas was a "wealthy landowner"?

As you have already noted in your reading, there is no biblical basis for Judas Iscariot as a wealthy landowner, at least prior to purchasing the field, as he does in Acts of the Apostles. Contrary ...
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Was Judas based on the story of Buddha and Devadatta?

And concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read that which was spoken by God, saying to you: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of ...
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Are there any writings that support the belief that Judas might be in Heaven now?

The Catholic Church has not officially declared that Judas is in heaven. In fact, the Church has consistently taught that Judas is in hell. The Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is the official ...
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Are there any writings that support the belief that Judas might be in Heaven now?

Is there any writings that supported some beliefs that Judas might be in Heaven now? There is no Catholic Church Father or Doctor of the Church who wrote that Judas Iscariot was thought to be saved. ...
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How do evangelical universalists reconcile their position with the designation for Judas that it would be better if he had never been born?

I also identify as an evangelical universalist and would echo Tim's answer here regarding the context of stillbirth. I thought I'd also add an excerpt from George Macdonald (19th-century Scottish ...
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How did Judas die?

While it is true that these verses are of the same event, the question is why this portrayal? The answer explains to so-called contradiction. Judas hung himself (Mt. 27:5). He fell and split with ...
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Is Judas liable for his betrayal sin?

Judas' moral state becomes clear with the later disclosure by John that Judas was stealing and, by that theft, was depriving others of much needed charitable contributions.This deliberate moral state -...
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Did Jesus explicitly confirm Judas as his betrayer at the Last Supper, and if so, why did the disciples not react?

Myself, I have difficulty believing they didn’t know who the person was. The narratives are pretty conspicuous. My own personal understanding is that while they understood from the giving of the sop ...
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Is Judas in hell for eternity?

Is Judas in hell for eternity? No one knows for sure if Judas is in hell for eternity. One thing is for sure, Our Lord himself had strong words about Judas Iscariot: Jesus replied, “The one who has ...
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Did Judas play an important role for God’s salvation?

In Acts 2 Peter addresses a Jewish crowd and says that the death of Jesus was both the act of humans and the plan of God: Acts 2:22-23 NIV: Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a ...
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How do Christians Explain the Betrayal of Judas?

There are several was to explain the betrayal of Jesus in biblical context. A frequently mentioned idea is that it was predestined by God. Jesus was sent to die for our sins and so whatever Judas' ...
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How do Christians Explain the Betrayal of Judas?

Psalm 55 is prophetic: 12 If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against me, I could hide. 13 But it is you, a man like myself, my companion, my close ...
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Is there a Church Father or Doctor of the Church who wrote that Judas Iscariot was saved?

No Church Fathers or early reputable sources that I am aware of. The most prominent ancient text which considers Judas Iscariot a hero is the Gnostic Gospel of Judas. It was not written by Judas--it ...
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Can Jesus encourage someone to commit sin? And furthermore, can Jesus hasten someone to commit a sin?

Although some may consider the question blasphemous, I think it deserves careful thought. For me it is a too simple to argue that the answer must be no because "to induce someone to sin is to sin....
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Can Jesus encourage someone to commit sin? And furthermore, can Jesus hasten someone to commit a sin?

Sin is never the external act but the inner desire. It is impossible for God to tempt a man to sin. It is nearly impossible that he does not speed up, or slow down, the external manifestation of sin ...
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Did Jesus explicitly confirm Judas as his betrayer at the Last Supper, and if so, why did the disciples not react?

Slow to Learn The Last Supper dialogue is another example of the dullness of mind that the 12 Apostles had. Over and over again, throughout the 3 1/2 years of ministry, Jesus complained about how ...
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What's the moral of John 12:3-8? (Mary anointing Jesus's feet)

The moral is that devotion to Jesus is even more important than charity. That is quite clear from the fact that Judas objects to use of the perfume on that ground that it should be sold to help the ...
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Are there any writings that support the belief that Judas might be in Heaven now?

The OP implies that the Archbishop in question taught that Judas is in heaven. But the linked article does not state this. Rather the Archbishop claimed it is heresy to teach that Judas is in Hell. ...
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Are there any writings that support the belief that Judas might be in Heaven now?

The son of perdition at John 17:12, "While I was with them, I was keeping them in Thy name which Thou hast given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished "BUT" the son of ...
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Is there a Church Father or Doctor of the Church who wrote that Judas Iscariot was saved?

Not that I know of, but St. Thomas Aquinas writes that St. Peter is saved and Judas is not (Super Sent. lib. 4 d. 46 q. 1 a. 2 qc. 2 ad 3): To damn Peter, to whom salvation is due by the favor of the ...
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Is Judas in hell for eternity?

I would say yes, based on various Biblical text and the words of Jesus Christ Himself. According to Acts 1 starting at vs 16-26 it is explained that Judas had to be replaced so they drew lots for ...
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Is Judas Iscariot ever depicted in religious art with one of those silver or gold coloured Halos?

Is Judas Iscariot ever depicted in religious art with one of those silver or gold coloured Halos? Judas Iscariot has never been portrayed wearing a halo of gold, silver, yellow or white to my ...
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Is there a Church Father or Doctor of the Church who wrote that Judas Iscariot was saved?

Christ forgave those who crucified him, and he would definitely have forgiven Judas. It is we Christians who find it impossible to see Judas forgiven ! Tell me : which is the commandment Judas broke ...
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Was Judas misinformed of the real purpose behind the planned arrest of Jesus?

Was Judas misinformed of the real purpose behind the planned arrest of Jesus? The Jewish Sanhedrin would probably prefer that their true intentions would not be known to Judas, who was one of the ...
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What is the origin for the tradition that Judas Iscariot is the twin brother of St. Thomas the Apostle?

Not only is Thomas called the Twin, it also happens that his Jewish name was Judas, according to the Gospel of Thomas, probably the best known of the Gnostic (or semi-Gnostic) gospels. These are the ...
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