In the Gospel of John, which was written later than the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, there are verses which, if taken on face value, indicate that Judas Iscariot was the biological son of Simon Peter. These verses are: <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Joh 13:26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Joh 6:71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Joh 13:2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him; <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Joh 12:4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> The possibility that these verses are speaking of Simon Peter, instead of some other person named Simon, is supported by the fact that Simon Peter is the ONLY "Simon" mentioned throughout the Gospel of John, whereas in the other Gospels there are many other Simons mentioned. The conclusion, therefore, is that since John's Gospel only mention's Simon Peter, the verses stating that Judas Iscariot was Simon's son, or the son of Simon, MUST be a reference to Simon Peter. This would go a long way in explaining Simon Peter's shift in behavior from first defending His Lord with a sword when Judas and the band came to take Jesus, then shortly afterwards publically denying his Lord: <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew. (John 18:25-27) <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Imagine how torn Peter must have been, when the Lord he loved was betrayed by the son he also must have loved if, indeed, Judas was his biological son.