Judas and the Tribe of Judah




We, of course, know that Yahshua was from the tribe of Judah.  But how do we know that Judas was equally from that tribe?  There are those who conclude that since Judas is identified as Judas Iscariot, this latter name identifies him as being from the tribe of Issachar.  On two occasions in past writings, I had been told this and accepted it to be the case and used the information.  However, upon writing When Elijah Comes, for many reasons it was evident that Judas was from the tribe of Judah, as his name suggests—Judas/Judah.  And with further examination, this is precisely what we find.


Concluded by most, the meaning of the word “Iscariot” is from the Greek, “Ish Kerioth.”  The meaning of Ish Kerioth is—“man of Kerioth.”  So where is Kerioth?  In Joshua 15:25, we read that Kerioth was a town that was given to the sons of Judah.  This, of course, evidences once again that Judas was from the tribe of Judah.