Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy
What's the difference between Judah and Judas? In hebrew the word "Yehudah" represents both of the names. Why does it have two different spellings in English?
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Pictures of a Red-Haired Judas throughout the Ages. Source:Â For more information on this subject see, Ruth Mellinkoff: "Judas, Red Hair and the Jews." See Also: Andrew Gow, â€œRed Jews.â€
Judah and Judas are both forms of the Hebrew name â€œYehudah.â€ In the NT one has the figure known as â€œJudas Iscariot. â€œ I suppose that in order to distinguish between Judas and Judah (the forefather of the Jews) Christians took to using â€œJudasâ€ and â€œJudahâ€ as separate names.