I her blog last week Gchyayles did a post about Judas Iscariot.  I looked up his life in Wikipedia, and found there was some controversy about what the Bible says about his death.  In Mathew 27:3-5 it says he hung himself.  In Acts 1:16-19 it says he fell and “brust asunder”, which sound more like an accident.


What is your view on these two apparently different version?

If Judas did die in a fall then couldn’t he have repented his sins before his death and been saved?

Acts 1:16-19

16Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

 17For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.

 18Now 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.

 19And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

Mathew 27:3-5

3Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

 4Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

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