He Did What With That Money?

Joseph Wallacks



Acts 1 (KJV)

8 “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.”


Compare to


Matthew 27: (KJV)

5 “And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.”


Acts says that Judas purchased a field with the reward of iniquity while “Matthew” says Judas gave the money to the Temple.

Doesn’t sound like the author of Luke/Acts used “Matthew” as a source here.

“Mark,” representing a more primitive Christian theology, has no demise of Judas (Jews) story and if “Luke” copied “Mark,” “Luke” would be free to add this anti-Jewish touch.

Lukee! Ya got sum splainin ta do! 

According to Acts ,Judas died from “spontaneous comburstion” while according to “Matthew” Judas died from hanging.

Apparently, the author of Acts, writing later, decided that hanging was too good for her Judas. 


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