Why Does the Bible Show Two Different Ways Judas Died?


Supposed contradiction and verses:

Why does the bible tell of two different ways Judas killed himself.

Matt. 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.


    Look closely, the verse in Matthew is telling us exactly what he went and did. In Acts, we are being told of something that happened as a result of him hanging himself. We know he returned the silver and then hung himself from a tree. Now think about the human body when it dies. It becomes bloated; skin softens and tears easily, and begins to rot. This being the case, at some point, his body would fall from the tree either by the rope breaking, or his body separating.

   When we are told he fell headlong….watch the natural tendency of the human body when it falls, it will fall head first…headlong. Given the condition of his body from being dead, it is obviously not hard to understand, that when his body hit the ground, his bowels, along with other things would gush out. Again, Matthew tells us how he died, and Acts is telling us something that happened as a result of that. No contradiction.

In His Grace,

            Mike Harris


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