Problem

How did Judas Die?

Matthew 27:5 - And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
Acts 1:18 - Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.

Matthew 27:5 "And he cast down the piecesof silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself."

Acts 1:18 "Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst assunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out."


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This is a common contradiction amongst scoffers. Probably the order of events went like this; Judas betrayed Jesus, and after feeling remorse rid himself of the blood-money by casting it down. He then went and hung himself by a rope which may have snapped, dropping his body down upon rocks which would have torn his body, and thus causing him to burst assunder.

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The bible doesn't state how he actually died. He either died from the hanging or he died during the fall. "If" both accounts state that he died then it would be a contradiction, but that is not the case. I agree with the prior post as a possibility. But another way to look at it is: He died from the hanging and his body was cut down and disposed of in the very field purchased with his blood money. when they cast his body upon the rocks it burst asunder.

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