Religion: Redbud Row

Just after cockcrow on the Friday of the Crucifixion, the betrayer of Jesus Christ learned that the Sanhedrin had condemned the Messiah, that he had been taken before Pontius Pilate. Unhappy Judas rushed to the priests, cried: "I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood." When they shrugged and said, "What is that to us?," Judas threw down his 30 pieces of silver "and departed, and went and hanged himself." So later wrote St. Matthew, whose Gospel contains a few more details than the others concerning the man of...

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