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The Death of Judas

How Did Judas Die?

Who purchased the potters field?

So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. Mat 27:5

(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. Acts 1:18

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The Death of Judas
Posted by Correy Edmed Friday, October 20, 2006


Blogger elessi said...

Well he hanged himself... the field was bought with the money he was paid post-humously, but I can't figure out who's blood and guts it was that spilled in said field.

October 20, 2006 7:14 PM   Edit
Blogger Allforlove said...

How did judas die?

I rekon he hung himself and then after a few days the rope broke and spilled his guts ( love the visual here ... not really :)

who purchased the potters field?

Mat 27:5-10
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

The chief priests picked up the coins and said, "It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money." So they decided to use the money to buy the potter's field as a burial place for foreigners. That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: "They took the thirty silver coins, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me."

so who bought the field? well the pahrasis did using judas' money, in the name of judas.

October 20, 2006 11:25 PM   Edit
Blogger Puritan Belief said...

elessi: from what I can see it was Judas guts that spilled. Perhaps the rope was just long enough to hang him but still when he fell he connected with something that slit his stomach open.

Your explanation of who purchased the potters field was better then what I was going to say. I like the bit from Jeremiah

October 21, 2006 12:15 AM   Edit
Blogger elessi said...

That's not an explanation, it's a straight quote from the bible. The bible doesn't say that Judas hung himself in the potters field, so who knows how his body managed to fall headlong into it (obviously you hang yourself by the neck, so it'd be quite difficult to fall headlong into anything from that position). It would only be speculation since it's apparently not stated anywhere. Personally I'm not game to add to the bible.

October 21, 2006 10:47 AM   Edit
Blogger Modern Day Magi said...


yes it was the pharisees and chief priests who bought the potters field with the blood money they had originally paid judas with. They could not keep the money in the treasury but they could use it on an existing expence, namely a burial plot for foreigners. Notice the utter hypocracy that they could pay a blood price, and spend a blood price but would not have it sit in their treasury at all.

As to how judas died, this is only a conjecture buit it may be valid. Have you ever wondered why people are standing there waiting to be hung in the movies and the a trapdoor opens under them?

This is a safety net so to speak for the hangman, the jerk from being dropped and then caught by the noose should break the persons neck, if this fails they will suffocate anyway. win-win for the hangman. Another practice, although rarer and not on movies was to disembowel the person as well. Cutting across their stomache similar to japanese hari-kari so the jerk will break their neck, cause their organs to spill out and if both these fail, the poor wretch will still suffocate in the noose.

Judas may have been in such a state to not want any possible chance of the other desciples finding him alive after his betrayal of Jesus, so he cut his own stomache before hanging himself as precaution to make sure he died fast?


October 21, 2006 11:01 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow....i didnt know his guts spilled out

October 24, 2006 11:13 AM   Edit
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what I LOVE about the Bible. It's SOOO gruesome. All the blood and guts and pregnant women getting ripped open (Hosea) and bears eating children alive (II Kings).

Think of the movie it would make! And they thought Friday the 13th was gory!
Muah hah hah hah!

- John the Ripper

December 17, 2006 3:07 AM   Edit

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