The death of Judas Iscariot

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    So, I'm re-reading Acts, and it seems to me that Judas bought some land with his betrayal of Christ earnings, then either fell or threw himself off a cliff, and BROKE IN HALF, and all his bowels (!) spilled out of him, resulting in the field being called "the field of blood" or some such thing.

    Now I don't know why I thought Judas hung himself, so I'm curious if anybody else has any other take on the fate of Judas. Anybody except biblical retards like ABS, Loki, and Dragon, that is. Though I'm sure they'll have something supremely idiotic to say.

    So did Judas commit suicide, or did he fall from a cliff, jump from a cliff, or hang himself? When? Years after the death of Christ? Shortly after? He had time to buy land, if I'm reading the passage correctly. It's maddeningly and miraculously ambiguous, as much of the bible is until you really start digging. And do we know his fate in the hereafter? Are there references to it? There is a vague reference to it in the Acts but I haven't really researched it yet.
     
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    I'm thinking he hanged himself off a cliff, and fell to the ground, breaking his body in two...and it seems to have taken place in the hours following the crucifixion of Christ, in the same time frame as the rending of the temple, the earthquake...which could explain how he could hang himself (Matthew) AND fall off a cliff.
     
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    how about the verses in acts, so we can read what you have read on the throwing himself over a cliff?

    i always thought as mebelle, he threw away the coins and hung himself from a tree!
     
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    no one hung himself...he may have hanged himself.....

    but he did not hung himself

    <--got up in wicked mood.....i am the grammar nazi...well except for my posts
     
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    matthew says he hanged himself....acts says he fell ....

    i love how the scholars put this together...he hangs himself...the rope breaks....he slips over a cliff...and burst open....
     
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    now ponder this...wouldnt judas be in heaven....he was only doing what he was predetermined by god to do....he was merely a player in a large production that needed 'judas'....and look how his name lives on.....'judas goat' etc....
     
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    Hypocrite!! :eek:
     
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    Excellent idea Care! Now I am curious!
     
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    Matthew 27:5

    5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and edeparted, and went and hanged himself.


    Acts 1:18
    Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out.
     

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