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The death of Judas, did he blow up?

A reader asks: Judas blew up? (Acts 1:18)

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Judas
“Judas Iscariot (right), retiring from the Last Supper”

Here’s one translation.  With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.

And here’s King James 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.

Sounds more like he fell from a great distance and when he hit his body broke open. The Greek word translated as “burst asunder” or “burst open” means to burst asunder with a crack, crack open.

Here’s a good article on the two references to the death of Judas in the four gospels (one mentions hanging and the other mentions falling)
http://www.apologeticspress.org/articles/143

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2 thoughts on “The death of Judas, did he blow up?

  1. Concerning Judas: First Judas bought a field. Then he hung himself. He owned the field. No one else was concerned that there was a dead guy in the field. His body went unburied because it was Passover. One who touches a dead body has to go through a period of purification. No one cut him down. Everyone wanted to participate in the feasts/festivals. He fell and his body burst open

  2. […] Readers find him again in the book of Acts (1:13) after the death of Jesus and his ascension to heaven where Simon and his fellow apostles gathered together to elect a replacement for Judas Iscariot. […]

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