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Did Judas hang himself or fell on headlong?

 
JCRestoredme

Asked by JCRestoredme at 10:50 AM on Apr. 7, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I found this:

    And falling headlong - The word here rendered "headlong" - πρηνής prēnēs (Latin "pronus," whence our English word "prone") - means properly "bent forward, head-foremost"; and the idea is, that his position in hanging himself was such that when the cord broke he fell headlong, or fell forward on his face. This can easily be supposed if he threw himself from a rock or elevated place. He first hanged himself, and then fell and was burst asunder. See the notes on Matthew 27:5.
    http://bible.cc/acts/1-18.htm
    MChildressDem

    Answer by MChildressDem at 11:04 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • this is how i take it

    Acts 1:18 describes what occurred after Judas hanged himself in Matthew 27:5.

    His body began to decay as it hung from the rope. Eventually, his corpse fell, and “burst asunder” when it hit the ground—he literally burst apart.

    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:00 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Sorry the vs is matthew 27:5 and acts 1:18
    JCRestoredme

    Comment by JCRestoredme (original poster) at 10:52 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • He hung himself over the guilt he had
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 10:59 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • He hanged himself
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 12:00 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • My commentary says the tree on which Judas chose to hang himself probably overlooked a cliff. Likely, the rope or branch broke (or the knot slipped) and his gas-bloated body was shattered on the rocks below.
    Renee3K

    Answer by Renee3K at 1:20 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • I always heard he hanged himself...
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 1:28 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • They do contradict each other but I believe he hung himself. The bible is full of contradictions. But man wrote the bible (inspired by God) and man is SO not perfect.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 11:02 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • What josiesmommy said could be correct--that's how I've always heard it explained. But by doing a little research, I found that what Judas probably did was to throw himself on a sharpened stake. Hanging in those days was done by crucifixion or impalement.
    popzaroo

    Answer by popzaroo at 11:07 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • My Bible commentary says that Judas probably threw himself on a sharpened stake. Hanging in those days was done by crucifixion or impalement. The way I'm reading it he hung himself and when he threw himself off to be hung, he fell into a sharp stake to spill his guts out.
    kristinashley24

    Answer by kristinashley24 at 11:12 AM on Apr. 7, 2011

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