You see the two groups now, eye to eye. The scene is tense, as everyone is just standing there waiting. The Man Alone walks up to the man who had been in agony, and says something to him. A kiss is exchanged.
“The Gospels clearly indicate it was in God’s plan and Jesus knew of the coming betrayal. Why else pick a thief to be an apostle? To combine this with the assertion that Judas acted under Satan’s control leads to uncomfortable questions: were God and Satan working together? Or, was Judas being used? No one likes to discuss this, so the questions are pushed under the rug, but the doubts remain.”
Two novels had the same idea, the 1912 Diary of Judas Iscariot of the Gospel According to Judas and the 1977 I Judas, both which present an average Jew looking for a King and a Conqueror, only to be bitterly disappointed at finding a carpenter and a man obsessed with his own death. Dante condemned Judas to the
That the one called Judas Iscariot did love the Master, but began to see that his love went unrequited, and so hatred did grow in his heart.
2 Zechariah 11:10-12
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