“It was the fool who said through Pharoah, “I have not known this God”; and the depth of the sea became a tomb for him. The fool said through Sennecharib, “God is not able to snatch Hezekiah from my hands,” and he was killed by his sons.…Judas the denier of God was destroyed by a noose because he had deemed God as a man to be betrayed.”
(Asterius the Homilist, ‘Homilies on Psalms’)