How did Judas Iscariot die?

March 4, 2007 2:59pm CST
In the Gospels it was told that he hung himself after betraying Jesus, but then in Acts 1:18 is says that he died by falling to his death on his farm?
3 responses
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I was also looking for some explanations on these and I have read the responses and thanks a lot. I just want to add that some versions of the Holy Bible used the word bowels for the Greek word splagchna which means the organs of the body such as heart, liver, lungs, and kidney which are collectively the seat of feelings or emotions. In my translation - the book is entitled THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English), I translated the Greek word into tenderlies hoping that it would reflect the true meaning of the word and the verses where used as the noun is used 11 times and the verb - tenderlize, 12 times. I hope that this could help to clarify the meaning of the word bowels used in some versions of the Holy Bible.
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• Canada
30 Mar 07
Thanks. I'v read a lot of your posts and you seem very well versed. You seem like you would be very interesting to talk to in person. How did you get all your knowledge?
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Hey, you seem to have a very good answer already, but I just wanted to comment and say that this was very interesting. I was not conscious of this difference. It's funny because I am reading Lee Strobel's "The Case for Christ" at the moment which deals with the viabililty of the New Testament, but he doesn't seem to mention this specific instance (at least, I don't see it in the index). It is a very good book if you are interested in studying the New Testament's reliability.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
5 Mar 07
my acts 1:18 mentions that he was hanged and burst asunder in the midst and all his bowels gushed out. *shudder* it is kind of gruesome, despair and all. I am not finding what you are saying about his dieing by falling at a farm.