John 13.27

 

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Later in the same chapter, Jesus identifies Judas as his betrayer by giving him a morsel of food, and at that moment, John says, “Satan entered into him” (John 13.27).  Are we to think that John’s first reference (“Devil put it into his heart”) is to Satan’s plan, and the second reference (“Satan entered  into Judas”) is to the execution of his plan?  There are other possible explanations, of course:  for instance, the two passages could be a “doublet,” a doubled transmission of the same tradition.