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How Did Judas Die

How did Judas die?

Matthew 27:5-7 tells us one way

Acts 1:18-19 tells us another.

I don't think that there is any way that we can know because of this seeming contradiction but if anyone does understand this I'd be grateful to read the explanation.

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You might like to recheck the derivation of the word "amuse" in a good dictionary. I don't think you've got it quite right...
---love.jesus on 7/16/14


g, Did you know that Saul/Paul and his convert Luke are the only two people in the bible who call Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ?
barb

And where did you get this info from?
Certainly not the Bible. Several people were witness to Paul's conversion. His walk in Christ proves that.
So, if you don't have to see Christ to be saved, then what is your issue with Paul?
Each person who is saved lives a testimony to the fact that Christ lives. Paul was certainly that. It seems like you don't understand Paul's teaching and that is why you have written him off as false. But a false prophet cannot produce that good fruit of Christ's spirit like Paul did. That is proof he was a man of God.
---g on 7/17/14


"Synonyms are not the exact same thing. They are in fact similar and not the same exact thing. Muse means to think and 'a' means 'not to'. [duh?!]

Leon, your posts are most amusing. The bible is entertaining. There is a difference." [duh?!]
---aka on 7/16/14


Says who, you?! If that's true, Judas was a saint.

:D!!!

Synonym: a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.
---Leon on 7/16/14


Synonyms are not the exact same thing. They are in fact similar and not the same exact thing. Muse means to think and 'a' means 'not to'.

Leon, your posts are most amusing. The bible is entertaining. There is a difference.
---aka on 7/16/14


Luke, I believe in the Pentateuch from Genesis to Dueteronomy. The Historical books are History, I'm not an expert on Jewish History but find no fault, the same with the Poetical books. I believe ALL the major and minor prophets. In case you don't want to add it up, that is ALL of the Old Testament.

In the New Testament I believe Matthew, Mark, John, the epistles of John and Revelation. That leaves out Acts, Hebrews, the letters of Paul, James, Peter and Jude. I can find no solid evidence that Peter wrote his epistles and Jude is very similiar to 2nd Peter and probably written by the same person. James was not an eyewitness to Jesus' testimony. Now you can rip that apart and put your spin on it.

---barb on 7/16/14




Dear barb,
you keep avoiding my question and now with another question.
Which writers of Scripture do you believe in? Which books of the Bible have truth, and which don't in your opinion. You had name Isaiah and John, which other books are truth as you know it? This is pretty simple.
I already believe in the whole Bible, and you don't. So which books you do not believe in? Will be waiting for your answer. Agape
---Luke on 7/16/14


"I stand corrected. there is much entertainment in the bible. you are amusing, but not entertaining. there is a difference."
---aka on 7/15/14


Really?! I find your comments equally amusing. :)

Amusing: causing laughter or providing entertainment.
Synonyms: entertaining, funny, comical, humorous,
laughable.

Warwick: Barb suffers from paralysis of analysis disorder (the state of over-analyzing or over-thinking a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome).
---Leon on 7/15/14


---Leon on 7/6/14

"Also Known As': I wonder how many religious people, like you..."

I stand corrected. there is much entertainment in the bible. you are amusing, but not entertaining. there is a difference.
---aka on 7/15/14


Barb, your passionate speciality seems to be the promotion of Biblioscepticism.

As we do not have the apostle Peters death certificate nor the publishers date for 2 Peter what you have written is speculation. If you ask secular scientists if Jesus could truly have risen from the dead they will say no. However our salvation is based upon the belief that He both died on the cross, and rose again. Who do we believe man (even the best of men) or God? It is by faith we are saved, not by scepticism.

Your cover is now well blown. I only wonder who you really are because you show precious little, if any faith in God's word.

From my study 2 Peter may well have been written in the year of Peters death.
---Warwick on 7/15/14


Luke, you say "we know you mention Isaiah and John, who else??" Do you not know who the Law and the Prophets are...must I mention each by name to make you understand? Don't you know who the eyewitness disciples of Jesus are, either? Do you understand that the Testimony of Jesus is His Words?
---barb on 7/15/14




Warwick, I have read 2nd Peter and am aware of what the writer says. Most scholars will tell you that Peter was dead when 2nd Peter was written but don't take my word for it, check it out for yourself. It is very likely that Peter was the victim of an identity thief. Now I will excuse myself to go and get my helmut before the stones start flying.
---barb on 7/15/14


Barb, do you know that the apostle Peter referred to Paul's writings (2 Peter 3:16) as Scripture?
---Warwick on 7/15/14


//I shall have to shout, THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS AND THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SOURCE AND STANDARD BY WHICH I MEASURE ALL TRUTH. In other words whatever Paul or anyone else says, I MEASURE BY THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST AS GIVEN TO HIS EYEWITNESS DISCIPLES (AS PROMISED BY JESUS IN JOHN 14:26) AND I MEASURE IT ALSO TO THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS WHO HAVE THE LIGHT OF GOD.//

Dear barb,
how do you know everything you said is true? how do you know Jesus said those words? How do you know what is truth and what isn't? You have not answer my simple question. You pick and choose what is truth. In your opinion, what writers of Scripture are speaking the Truth? We know you mention Isiah, and John, who else? Agape
---Luke on 7/15/14


g, Did you know that Saul/Paul and his convert Luke are the only two people in the bible who call Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ?

I don't need any other proof to believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God other than the promise given in the Law and the Prophets and the Testimony of Jesus given to us by His eyewitness disciples, who saw Him in the flesh and learned from Him while He was in the flesh. No, I do not need to see Jesus in person to believe in His Words.
---barb on 7/14/14


Luke, your preconceived mind will not allow you to understand.

I shall have to shout, THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS AND THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS IS THE SOURCE AND STANDARD BY WHICH I MEASURE ALL TRUTH. In other words whatever Paul or anyone else says, I MEASURE BY THE WORDS OF JESUS CHRIST AS GIVEN TO HIS EYEWITNESS DISCIPLES (AS PROMISED BY JESUS IN JOHN 14:26) AND I MEASURE IT ALSO TO THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS WHO HAVE THE LIGHT OF GOD.

Now, why do you attack so viciously? Is it because you could not answer my one little measley question? Who are Paul's eyewitnesses that come forward to testify that they saw and heard his conversion?
---barb on 7/14/14


barb,

We could ask the same thing of any Christian.
The fact that Paul was changed from Saul, the murderer of Christians, to Paul, a disciple/Apostle of Christ and the many apostles that agree and give witness, proves it. That is enough for me.
How do we know you or anyone else is saved? Have you seen Christ? Has anyone else seen him? Yet we are saved without seeing him in person. We believe the testimony of the ones before us. If it is not enough for you to believe without seeing them how do even believe Christ is who he says he is?
How can anyone claim to be saved if they have to have hard proof and see Christ with there very own eyes?
---g on 7/14/14


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barb,
You didn't answer my question. Your preconceived mind will not allow you to think.
All you did was give more Scripture to speak against other Scriptures. You gave John, Isaiah, how do you know they were correct and the others wrong?
How do you know what Paul said was incorrect and what John wrote was correct?
You gave John 6"63, how can you proof it was the Holy Spirit speaking to you and not the spirit of Satan? Would the Spirit of God tell you that you are only to believe Isaiah and John and no one else? Would the Holy Spirit speak against Himself? He is God, and Scripture is the Word of God. Can you answer how you know? Don't give more Scripture, because you are speaking against Scripture, Agape
---Luke on 7/14/14


Luke, nor can I change your preconceived mind.

"To the Law and to the testimony, if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them." Isaiah 8:20. There is only one Truth and the Truth can only be found in the Words of God and His Son. The Law and the Prophets and the testimony of Jesus Christ is the source and standard by which I measure all truth. To understand please read John 6:63, John 16:1-16, John 17:17, Rev. 12:17.

We are told that a person must have 2 or more witnesses. so my question to you is where are Paul's witnesses to his conversion on the road to Damascus? Who comes forward and stands with Paul to verify that they saw and heard what Paul claims to be his conversion?
---barb on 7/14/14


Dear barb,
I know I cannot change you pre-conceive mind, but what I do not understand is how you can use Scripture, to argue against Scripture. How do you know who was right and who was wrong? How? How do you know John was right and James was wrong, or Paul for that matter. Who decides what is truth? You? If one person said one thing, and the other said something else, how do you determine who is telling the Truth? Agape
---Luke on 7/14/14


From my experience most so called contradictions fit under the heading of "if I didn't believe it I wouldn't have seen it" i.e. the supposed contradictions come from pre-conceived ideas.

As I don't search for apparent contradictions I understand most if not all the disciples were from Galilee, and would naturally return. In Matthew 26:32 Jesus says after He has risen He will (future tense-therefore not immediate) go to Galilee. In Acts ch.1 I believe Jesus was not yet in Galilee and tells them not to follow Him to Galilee until the Holy Spirit had come upon them.

I have also found things we don't understand can for a time be put aside and will be revealed and explained in time, if our hearts are right.
---Warwick on 7/13/14


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David, Jesus told His disciples that He would meet them in Galilee after His resurrection, not to stay in Jerusalem as Luke states in Acts 1:4. Jesus told them to go to Galilee before he died and sent them reminders as to where to meet Him after His resurrection as you can see in the verses I posted from the eyewitness accounts in Mark and Matthew.

I could give you other problems in both the book of Acts and Luke's gospel but it would probably be a waste of my time and effort and if you really want to know you will do your own study. A good place to start would be with the 3 different versions of Paul's conversion.
---barb on 7/13/14


The subject of this blog is "How did Judas die".

"Show you"?! Surely, that's an oxymoron since you're obviously blinded by the devil's lies. I have nothing further to say to you Barb other than REPENT while you yet have the chance!
---Leon on 7/12/14


Luke got Acts 1:4 wrong, he got this wrong plus a whole lot more.-barb

Barb
I accidently pasted this part of your comment before in my last post.
I am curious though, as to why do you think Luke got (Acts 1:4) wrong, and a whole lot more wrong?
---David on 7/13/14


Dear barb,
have you stop to read where Jesus Christ consistently treated the historical narratives of the Old Testament as straightforward records of fact? Jesus would not lie, would He? Scripture is correct.
Second, the story in Matthew and the words of Peter are not contradictory as you hoped. Matthew does not say that Judas did not fall, neither does Peter say that Judas did not hang himself. Peter did not say that Judas died by falling head first. He says that his body eventually fell headlong and burst apart. This could have occurred long after he died. Peter is not commenting upon the manner of Judas death but rather of what happened to his body.
What you are doing is looking for fault in God's Word. A very bad habit. Agape
---Luke on 7/13/14


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Leon, I gave you a plausible explanation, you just don't have the eyes to see it. And so you attack me because you cannot defend your doctrine by showing me where God says He has given us a holy inspired book where Satan cannot get his two cents worth in.

Why do you believe God allowed Satan into the Garden of Eden but did not allow him into the bible? Who sowed the tares/lies in Matt 13? Duet 13:3 "The Lord your God is testing you to know if you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul."
---barb on 7/12/14


Just as I thougbt Barb. You really don't have a plausible explanation for your confusion. Instead you're bent upon stirring up the confusion your father the devil is notoriously famous for. Shame on you for having the audacity to think the devil could really undermind & change what God has written & given to us for instruction in the way of salvation in His Son Jesus Christ. I pray you will change your wicked ways & come to know the truth of God as He has written it in the Bible.
---Leon on 7/12/14


Leon, did you even bother to look up and compare the verses I gave you? Did you ever read Jer 8:8?

The only proof you have that the bible is 100 percent infallible is that verse in 2nd Tim 3:16 but the New Testament was not even written at that time. Did you ever read 2nd Tim 1:15? What are your thoughts on that verse?

Where else could Satan go to confuse, distort and hinder the Word of God other than to attack it from within? He uses lies to keep people in the dark.

I am hung up on the Truth and nothing but the Truth.
---barb on 7/12/14


Barb's point is wrong-headed (misguided, headed in the wrong direction).

Luke: I'm not answering her. Actually, I can't until I can see where she's coming from. I've asked her why she holds such a spurious position. Obviously, there's a reason for her confusion.

I believe Scripture is 100% plus infallible (without error). For those who dare to challenge it, the burden of proof is upon them, not persons such as myself who defend it. Actually, the word of God objectively supports itself.

So, I'm waiting on Barb to try & rationally support her claims rather than sniping (making a petty verbal attack) at the Bible from a hidden location.

What's your "hang up"? Where are you coming from Barb?!
---Leon on 7/12/14


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Peter was NOT speaking, Luke was speaking/telling/ writing the story of Judas' death as it was told to him but who is his source? Luke never reveals the source of his writing and just as he got Acts 1:4 wrong, he got this wrong plus a whole lot more.-barb

Barb
Excellent point!!
---David on 7/12/14


Dear Leon,
You have to be careful how you answer Barb. She does not believe the Bible is the word of God. She said she believed the gospels, 1 and 2 John, and Revelation were correct. Paul is wrong, so is James, even Peter. Now she says that Luke was wrong. Next it will be Mark, then John. So really she only believes what she wants to believe. So giving passages to her is not going to do any good. Do not get upset at her, be patient. Agape
---Luke on 7/12/14


Barb: Instead of pointing me towards isolated scripture to figure out where you're coming from, why don't you just plainly say what your point of criticism is. What do you think is the problem with the passages you referenced?
---Leon on 7/11/14


Leon, compare Acts 1:4 to Matt 26:32, Matt 28:10, Mark 14:28 and Mark 16:7. Where does Jesus' eyewitness disciples tell us they were to go to meet Him after His resurrection?
---barb on 7/11/14


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barb, The entire Holy Bible is GOD's true Words in writing.

Do you believe that?
---Gordon on 7/11/14


That's quite a "barb" (strong cricism) Barb. Do you think it's possible that Luke's source was none other than Peter himself?

YOU SAY Luke, "just as he got Acts 1:4 wrong, he got this wrong plus a whole lot more." Really?!!! Please explain.

You weren't there either, were you?
---Leon on 7/11/14


The difference is in the teller/writer of the story. Who do you believe, Luke who was NOT there when Judas died or Matthew who was. Peter was NOT speaking, Luke was speaking/telling/ writing the story of Judas' death as it was told to him but who is his source? Luke never reveals the source of his writing and just as he got Acts 1:4 wrong, he got this wrong plus a whole lot more.
---barb on 7/11/14


That was my point, Leon
I guess the difference lies in who bought it and who paid for it.
The wording on the question may have led to either conclusion.
Luke sums it up rather nicely.
Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity,(KJV)
People get hung up on the word "purchased." The Greek word is used in other places translated "obtained."
So, Judas got a field for his iniquity, in the same field that he hung himself.
The Pharisees never accepted the money back, but used it to purchase that field where Judas had made his "resting" place.
It doesn't seem much different than using funds from the deceased to buy a burial plot. It is theirs.
---micha9344 on 7/11/14


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Leon
You're welcome.
---David on 7/11/14


Dear Dave,
I also believe your were wrong when you said that Peters comment was inaccurate. When Peter was reprimanded by Paul, we are told that on the Bible. If Peter was wrong on what he said concerning the field that was bought, the Bible does not say he was wrong. You are trying to find a mistake on what Peter said, without the Bible telling you he did. There is no contradictions in the Bible, only paradoxes'.
In Act 1:18,19
"this man purchased a field" it is because the field was bought with the money the Jewish leaders paid Judas to betray Jesus, which he returned to them (Matt. 27:3-10, Luke refers to Judas as if he was the buyer (Zech. 11:12,13). Agape
---Luke on 7/11/14


If that's your way of saying YOU NOW KNOW (understand) there's no inconsistencies between the two Bible passages, well alrighty then! The truth clearly wins out over your previously erroneous statements. :)

Don't get it twisted Dave. Though I may occasionally overlook a previously known Bible passage, I don't need you (or anybody for that matter) to "make me" read the Bible. I do that well enough on my own, thank you.
---Leon on 7/10/14


I'd like to know how he figures the Apostle Peter into "How did Judas die?, but I'm not sure I really want to ask. :) ---Leon on 7/8/14

Leon
The important thing is I got you to read your bible.
Before, you didn't even know Peter said anything about Judas, and now you are quoting what he said on the subject.
We both win!

Micha
Good point.
---David on 7/10/14


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Micha: Who would've paid the cost for the something, you or the person who spent "YOUR MONEY" on the something?
---Leon on 7/10/14


If someone uses my money to buy something, Did I buy it or did they?
---micha9344 on 7/10/14


Okay Dave, relax! Please allow me to walk you through the facts:

1. The blood money (30 pieces of silver) was payment to Judas for betraying Jesus.
2. Judas later, tormented with guilt, rejected the money & threw it into the temple.
3. Because it was blood money, the priest felt it wasn't lawful for them to put it back into their treasury, so THEY USED JUDAS'S BLOOD MONEY TO BUY THE FIELD.
4. Even though Judas had by then hanged himself, HIS MONEY WAS USED TO BUY FIELD. Therefore, it is written, "Now this man purchased a field with reward of iniquity..." (Acts 1:18)

I hope you may now see there's no contradiction... Both Bible accounts are 100% accurate.
---Leon on 7/10/14


Leon
Compare the inconsistencies in(Acts 1) with the (Matthew 27) account.

In (Acts 1), Peter says Judas died from a fall in a field, he bought, and his bowels burst open in this field, and this is why it is called the field of blood.

In (Matthew 27), it says Judas hung himself and the Priests bought "a field" with the money Judas received from betraying Jesus, and this was the reason it was called the field of blood. It doesn't say the priests bought the field where Judas died.

I'm not saying Peter lied, I'm just saying the account he received was not from God, but from a second, third, or twentieth account he must have heard from someone.
---David on 7/10/14


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Oh pooh-pooh Dave! :D You would have us believe the Apostle Peter was wrong just so you can be right?

"...I personally believe Peter got an inaccurate, second hand account, of what happened to Judas."-David on 7/8/14

Oh really?! Just what would that "inaccuracy" be? Is it not possible God revealed that bit of information to Peter also, either direct or indirectly? (Matt. 16:17)
---Leon on 7/9/14


David,
So, you believe that Matthew got it right, even though he probably did not see it, Luke got Peter's statements correct, even though it was probably second hand knowledge to him, and Paul has correct first hand knowledge of Peter doing wrong.
Can you justify accusing Peter of wrong information or is your interpretation such that it lends to his accusation?
I tend to believe that many on here have reconciled the 2 passages in a biblical framework and without calling anyone a liar, especially from third hand information almost 2000 years after the fact.
---micha9344 on 7/9/14


I would think, David, that you would consider Peter a holy man of God and consider his epistles to be scripture. -micha

Micha
Your concern for what I said is understandable, but just because Peter was born of God, that didn't make him infallible.

Read about Paul's rebuke of Peter in (Galatians 2:11-21), and take special notice of verse 14.
---David on 7/9/14


I'd like to know how he figures the Apostle Peter into "How did Judas die-Leon

Leon
If you look a few verses, before the passage Rita gave in her question, you will understand why. Read (Acts 1:15-19).

Maybe you should do a little research before you make your immature comments.
---David on 7/8/14


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Wouldn't that make the Holy Spirit in error as well then?
Or could it be that your understanding may need some work?"

---micha9344 on 7/8/14

Obviously the latter "Or" is true regarding Dave's comments. I'd like to know how he figures the Apostle Peter into "How did Judas die?, but I'm not sure I really want to ask. :)
---Leon on 7/8/14


\I personally believe Peter got an inaccurate, second hand account, of what happened to Judas./-David on 7/8/14
2Pe 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.
2Ti 3:16 All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth...
I would think, David, that you would consider Peter a holy man of God and consider his epistles to be scripture.
Wouldn't that make the Holy Spirit in error as well then?
Or could it be that your understanding may need some work?
---micha9344 on 7/8/14


Thanks for you input on this topic. -Rita_H

Rita
Your more than welcome.
I'm glad saw the logic in my explanation of the "Burst bowels". But there are other questions about the (Acts 1:18-19) account.
For instance, why does it say Judas bought the field, when (Matthew 27:5-7) says the Chief Priests bought the field?

I personally believe Peter got an inaccurate, second hand account, of what happened to Judas.
---David on 7/8/14


Here again is the Gospel of Jesus Christ egos over how judus hung himself? Is your salvation based on the death of judus? Is your salvation based on how many days it took to make the earth? Is your salvation base on how much of the bible you know?
---Bryan on 7/8/14


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Leon any spiritual thing you want to discuss especially since you told me I was confused.
---shira4368 on 7/7/14


Thx Luke. I'm only trying to say what the Bible indicates & says ~ no more or less.

Right on Gordon!!!

What kind of "spiritual things" are you talking about Shira?
---Leon on 7/7/14


Judas hung himself on a tree, high enough from the ground.

The limb he hung on broke off from the weight.

Judas' body of dead weight then dropped straight to the ground.
The impact of the drop and the angle at which his body fell (and maybe even hitting a huge rock below) caused his belly to gash open, spilling his bowels out.
---Gordon on 7/7/14


if anyone thinks shira is confused you are not thinking with a full brain. I assure you I am not confused about anything. maybe you can't comprehend the spiritual things that are discussed here. in that case you should keep quiet because you don't have a clue who shira( me) is. I don't claim to know much and have never claimed such but I do know some things. I do understand spiritual things.
---shira4368 on 7/7/14


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Hey, some of you guys belong at a bar talking about other people, not here answering for the Word of God. Such great Christian example you guys are. Spreading gossip and talking about others is first priority for most of you. Don't you guys realize you cannot hide from God?

Second, Leon answers was the best answer. He was right because Rita seemed to indicate there was contradictions in the Bible and that Judas death was one of them. The Bible has no contradictions, only the one's many of you make up. Leon, I agree with your answer very much. Agape
---Luke on 7/7/14


Apology accepted Dave! All is forgiven. Jesus was hung up for OUR hang ups. Thank God He got up with all power in His hands!
---Leon on 7/7/14


Also Known As': I wonder how many religious people, like you, showed up to see Jesus & later His disciples just for entertainment value? What a waste of precious time that was, huh?
---Leon on 7/6/14


you have an accusatory, unchristian writing style. --Leon

just so you can impress an already very confused Shira --Leon

You need to examine yourself to see if what you say & do is pleasing in the sight of the Lord! --Leon

huh?

mark,

as entertaining as leon is, markv/luke do not have the same style as leon. they do not have the same entertainment value.
---aka on 7/6/14


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David, you are quite probably correct in what you say.

Thanks for you input on this topic.
---Rita_H on 7/6/14


"...Shira
Luke, Leon, Mark V are all one and the same. [?!!!]
He has an Authoritarian style of wring, by which he can be distinguished..."
---David on 7/6/14


Dave: What...?! Your great swelling, putrid words really stink to high heaven. Like many other CN bloggers, you have an accusatory, unchristian writing style.

You don't know me! So, don't pretend to know, what you clearly don't, just so you can impress an already very confused Shira. You need to examine yourself to see if what you say & do is pleasing in the sight of the Lord!
---Leon on 7/6/14


Leon
I read some of your other comments and could see I was wrong. You are not who I thought you were, my apologies.
---David on 7/6/14


..."Falling headlong, perhaps due to the gas which filled the body, causing it to have a different center of balance." [?!!!]---David on 7/6/14

Dave: If Judas hung awhile by the neck, his decomposing, motionless, torso wouldn't have fallen "headlong". It would've been eaten by maggots, bugs & birds while hanging from the branch. That would've greatly decreased it's weight. The body likely fell to the ground because his weight broke the branch.

Even if the body fell after hanging for awhile, it would've fallen "feet first", not headlong. Judas fell "headlong" from the tree branch when he either jumped or, while sitting, leaned head first, fell & committed suicide.
---Leon on 7/6/14


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david, I love that name. my late husband was dave and my son is dave. you are correct about leon, luke and markv. altho I don't think their post are used with much authority. seems simple to me.
Calvinism is easily understood but it is also false. I like getting into the deep things but Calvinist don't rate.
---shira_4368 on 7/6/14


I think my old mind is getting leon and luke mixed up. sorry-shira

Shira
Luke, Leon, Mark V are all one and the same.
He has an Authoritarian style of wring, by which he can be distinguished.

Rita
What happens to a dead body that is left alone for a few days?
It swells up and fills with gas as decomposition sets in.

I believe Judas hung himself, and (Acts 1) is referencing his decomposing body falling from the tree onto the rocks. In this case, a decomposing body would burst open like a water balloon, if it fell from a tree.
Falling headlong, perhaps due to the gas which filled the body, causing it to have a different center of balance.

I hope this helps you reconcile the two scriptures.
---David on 7/6/14


I think my old mind is getting leon and luke mixed up. sorry
---shira4368 on 7/5/14


"Leon, I'm guessing that you missed the word 'seeming' when you quickly read my question."
---Rita_H on 7/5/14


Rita: Yes, you are guessing. I read your question & statement carefully & it "seemed" you were indeed implying there was a contradiction between the two passages of scripture. If not, I'm glad to hear it.

Otherwise, I hope you'll find my Bible derived explanation satisfactory. Oftentimes, Bible truths are hidden in plain sight, but we can miss them by reading carelessly or too quickly.

God bless! :)
---Leon on 7/5/14


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What does Jesus say? I have come that you may have life. I have given you the knowledge of the kingdom of God or heaven. So leon lets stick to what the bible says. It says a lot of things satan has stolen away.
Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8 the first parable Jesus taught is about the word and what you will do with it. He just betrayed the son of God in your bible he did not do that? Without the grief of doing what he did. He would not have killed himself. Let's stick to the word it brings life not your bible. Or Jesus would have said the bible has come to give you life. That is not what he said. He said I have come to give you life. I'm more than a book. You worship a book I worship who the book talls us about.
---Bryan on 7/5/14


Leon, I'm guessing that you missed the word 'seeming' when you quickly read my question.
---Rita_H on 7/5/14


POV

to Matthew who probably had bad feelings towards Judas at that point gave him very little ink.

Luke (to whom Andy Rooney is somehow related :~) gave us some more details as he did on Jesus' birth and jesus' exchange with the other two being crucified with Jesus.

Now, you know the rest of the story.
---aka on 7/5/14


Oh . . . yes . . . in one passage it says the priests bought the field, but Peter says he purchased the field. But this could mean his money was used and so that made him the purchaser . . . like a person leaving money in a will being credited with what the money buys.

Peter says he fell "headlong" and he "burst open in the middle". This could happen, I suppose, while he dove with something around his neck to hang himself and the momentum of the fall opened his belly.

In any case, Jesus called Judas "the son of perdition" (John 17:12), plus said it would be better that Judas never had been born (Matthew 26:24).
---com7fy8 on 7/4/14


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What matters is what the Bible says Bryan: Judas hanged himself & the money he received, to betray Jesus, was used by the priest to buy the Potter's Field. That's the plain & simple truth that really does matter. The wages of sin is death! (Romans 6:23)
---Leon on 7/4/14


By grief. It trouble him so bad for what he done. He could not live any longer, so he ended his on life. How he actually did it does it really matter? Grief cause if he was not grived over it he would had walked off with his sliver without a caring.
---Bryan on 7/4/14


Of course, there's no way that BOTH could have happened nearly simultaneously, now is there?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/4/14


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