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Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol I:
PAPIAS: III.

Early Church Fathers  Index     

III. 1742

Judas walked about in this world a sad 1743 example of impiety; for his body having swollen to such an extent that he could not pass where a chariot could pass easily, he was crushed by the chariot, so that his bowels gushed out. 1744


Footnotes

153:1742

This fragment is found in Œcumenius.

153:1743

Literally, “great.”

153:1744

Literally, “were emptied out.” Theophylact, after quoting this passage, adds other particulars, as if they were derived from Papias. [But see Routh, i. pp. 26, 27.] He says that Judas’s eyes were so swollen that they could not be seen, even by the optical instruments of physicians; and that the rest of his body was covered with runnings and worms. He further states, that he died in a solitary spot, which was left desolate until his time; and no one could pass the place without stopping up his nose with his hands.


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