In Mathew the Bible states the Judas hangs himself. But in Acts it states that he falls... Why the contradiction?
This came up in some of my research of Judas, it's something I never noticed before... So what do you all think the truth is. Why do you think there are differences? And do you think the difference matters?
To me, if something so basic as how someone died can be controversial, from one Bible book to the next, what else isn't quite right...
Asked by Anonymous at 3:40 PM on Mar. 9, 2011 in Religious Debate
Answer by gemgem at 3:43 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 3:45 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:45 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:46 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Well hanging usually involves falling at least a short distance and death by hanging can result in a loosening of the bowels (as mentioned in Acts). Some sources suggest that what ever Judas used to hang himself on (as quoted in Matthew) could have broke causing him to fall and "burst open in the middle and his bowels gushed out" (Acts). Whether such a thing happened before or after he actually died from the hanging is up for debate. But regardless of if the rope broke and he fell or if he hung himself, the two statements are not totally contradictory.
Answer by asmcbride at 3:50 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by bandgeek521 at 5:11 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by daps at 6:07 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by Freela at 9:29 PM on Mar. 9, 2011
Answer by popzaroo at 11:57 PM on Mar. 9, 2011