Question: Where did the term Judas Priest come from?

Stapenhill came up with the name Judas Priest from Bob Dylan’s song “The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest” on the album John Wesley Harding.

When did the term Judas Priest originate?

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From the name of JudasIscariot + priest.

Where did the saying Judas Priest originate?

“Judas Priest” is a “swear.” It’s used on the theory that it is better to swear using the name of Judas Iscariot (see below) who betrayed Jesus rather than saying “Jesus Christ,” taking the Lord’s name in vain.

Is Judas Priest offensive?

Judas-priest meaning

(euphemistic) A less offensive term in place of the idiom Jesus Christ! commonly used in anger or surprise.

What does it mean when you say Judas Priest?

History and Etymology for judas priest

euphemism for Jesus Christ.

Who was the real Judas Priest?

JudasPriest.com. After more than 12 years apart Judas Priest and original lead vocalist Rob Halford have reunited for a global live concert tour in 2004. The definitive Judas Priest lineup of Rob Halford, lead guitarist Glenn Tipton, lead guitarist K.K. Downing, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis are back.

What Does Judas mean in slang?

If you accuse someone of being a Judas, you are accusing them of being deceitful and betraying their friends or country. [disapproval] Synonyms: traitor, betrayer, deceiver, renegade More Synonyms of Judas.

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