This book challenges the traditional Christian belief that
Judas Iscariot was a traitor who betrayed his master Jesus Christ. Citing
Biblical, traditional and historical sources, the author argues that the
biblical betrayal story was just an attempt by the authors of the gospels to
give a plausible description to a mysterious scandal in the earthly ministry of
Jesus, which was beyond human understanding, logic and loyalty.
Born in Nagercoil, TamilNadu, India, to Catholic parents
Francis and Veronical in 1956, Swami Dhason Francis had a Ph.D in Biblical
Interpretation from the School of Theology, Almeda University, Idaho, USA. He
is currently working as an English professor in Margeb University, Libya. His first
novel “ The Iago Trial” appeared in 2010 and his play “The Betrayed Disciple”
was published in 2013 by Notion Press.
Swami Dhason Francis distinguishes himself with a passionate
sense of spirituality, philosophical reasoning and unparalleled knowledge of
religious doctrines. This study demonstrates his tremendous philosophical
understanding and the ability to synthesize apparently disconnected pieces of
information in order to develop advanced hypotheses that make predictive
statements. The methodology and analysis are among the best I have encountered
in my experience as a Professor of Religion and Theology. I believe that the
compelling examination of such a formidable subject area reveals a scholarly
mind determined to make a profound contribution to the field of Biblical
-Wald Carum. Ph.D. ,
Professor of Theology, Almeda University.