The Betrayer: How An Undercover Unit Infiltrated The Global Drug Trade
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The act of betrayal by a member of the twelve disciples is not found in the earliest Christian writings.
I found it hard to relate to the characters at times, both in their situations and their decisions, but still found myself invested in their fortunes and rooting for them or resenting them.Intriguingly, Judas Iscariot is the only one of the apostles whom the Bible (potentially) identifies by his town of origin.
Catholic commentary: "Filled with remorse (not true 'repentance' because empty of hope) [Judas] sought to dissociate himself from the affair.The Catechism of the Council of Trent, which mentions Judas Iscariot several times, wrote that he possessed "motive unworthy" when he entered the priesthood and was thus sentenced to "eternal perdition. He is portrayed as being torn between personal loyalty to his Rabbi and social loyalty to the Sanhedrin. In the Footsteps of Judas and Other Defectors: Apostasy in the New Testament Communities Volume 1:The Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Letters.