There are two different versions of Judas Iscariot's death in the Bible. The version more widely known is where Judas hangs himself. The other claims that Judas fell, split his stomach, and his entrails fell out.
His betrayal has become infamous enough for the name Judas to be used as a common term for a traitor of any kind, especially one that betrays a close ally.
- In Dante Alighieri's epic poem The Inferno, Judas has been labeled among the greatest traitors in history, along with Brutus and Cassius, the murderers of Caesar. All three have been sentenced to the ninth and final circle of Hell- Treachery. Unlike the other traitors, who are frozen in ice, Judas, Brutus, and Cassius are eterally punished by being gnawed upon by the three heads of Satan. Judas, headfirst in Satan's middle head with his back raked by Satan's claws, suffers the worst punishment of the three.
- A 2nd century Coptic, papyrus book known as the Euangelion Ioudas ("Gospel of Judas") that was banned from the Christian Bible and rediscoved within the area near Beni Masah, Egypt in the 1970s, is the historical Gnostic document that describs the story of Jesus's death from the viewpoint of Judas and the story of a vision that the apostle is being stoned to death byChrist's 11 remaining apostles.