Talk:Kiss of Judas

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Missing reference[edit]

I'm missing the reference for the sentence: "It is the same verb that Plutarch uses to describe a famous kiss that Alexander the Great gave Bagoas." I can't find it neither in Alexander the Greats page nor in Bagoas nor in Plutarchs. what was the kiss about what is the background? Please provide reference. 14:35, 21 October 2007‎

See Plutarch, Parallel Lives, "Alexander", section 67, and the article Bagoas (courtier) here in the Wikipedia. Das Baz, aka Erudil 17:40, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
can you explain where section 67 is? i only see 23 sections in Parallel Lives.   — Chris Capoccia TC 07:55, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Questions that need to be answered here[edit]

I've never seen an explanation for why Judas used a kiss -- as theologians and biblical historians are constantly ready to point out explanations about little cultural details in the bible, it surprised me that there is no explanation here. He could have just as easily simply pointed Jesus out to the authorities, but it is implied that there was a need to arrange some code. Why? For that matter, why did the authorities need someone to point him out? I assumed he was somewhat well-known in town by the time they got to this point. (talk) 14:09, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Because they didnt have TV to watch the news and see his face. They would have known all about him but likely never seen him in person or any image of him save for oral discriptions. As for why a kiss rather then just simply point, go read the bible jesus was surrounded by his own men and they even get into a fight and some guy loses an ear before jesus says to stop, Judas wanted to betray him in a way that he could have plausible deniablity rather than outright openly pointing him out. (talk) 09:41, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

de:Judas Kiss[edit]

is about the movie! -- (talk) 14:40, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Indeed ! Could somebody clear up this confusion ? It has been half a year since made this point. Other languages [i.e. projects] are also "affected". Hirpex (talk) 23:35, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

James delivering the kiss[edit]

User:Editor2020, User:Dougweller or anyone, can you take a look whether recent addition on gnostic gospels counts as sourced please. In ictu oculi (talk) 12:51, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

Clearly not. Its source, Robert Wahler, is a "life-long follower of the teachings of a true mystic Master, Maharaj Charan Singh." which is fine but doesn't make him an expert on the subject, and his books are self-published. I think I've cleared him out of this and [{Gospel of Judas]]. Dougweller (talk) 15:25, 20 January 2014 (UTC)