The name “Saxon” is derived from “seax”, a kind of knife or dagger.

The etymology of “Iscariot” is all over the place, but one proposal is that it comes from “Sicarius” — a person who wields a “sicae”, also a kind of dagger.

There’s a classic musical version of this scene in which Judas keeps coming back to the refrain “I really didn’t come here of my own accord.” Kinda puts a new spin on that line, huh.


Not-Ikari-Gendo: You’re doing the right thing, you know. Joshua has gotten out of control. Ending this will be safer for our people in the long run. And we’ll be happy to pay you a fee for your trouble, Mister . . . which of his followers are you, again?

Saxon: I’m called Judah Saxon. And I’m not doing this for any kind of reward. My Lord will go off alone to pray on Thursday evening. Have your soldiers ready, and I’ll lead you to him.

Outside of town.

Disciple 1: Why are we doing this, again?

Disciple 2: Because Josh told us to.


Disciple 1: But why did Josh say to bury pieces of pottery around the city?

Disciple 2: No idea. Ask María — he probably told her.