Judas was one of the original 12 disciples of Jesus. His struggles with greed ultimately led him to betray Jesus to the chief priests and elders for 30 pieces of silver. The chief priests and elders refused Judas’ attempt to confess his sin and give back the money (shown in the picture). Overcome with grief because of his sin, Judas hanged himself. Following Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the other 11 disciples appointed Matthias to replace Judas as the 12th apostle (Acts 1:12-26).
1st century A.D.