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This explanation of Holy Scripture shares how the suicide of Judas was a real account, however instead of his intestines gushing out – the correct translation is more along the lines of ‘…his emotions poured out.’
We will also see that Judas actually owned the field in which he hung himself before he took the famous thirty pieces of silver – as he purchased it with monies stolen from the money bag that accompanied the King Messiah (Christ), and his disciples.
After the death of Judas, the chief priests and elders then purchased the field.
This interpretation will thus satisfy the reconcilliation of the related accounts for ‘the purchase of the field’, in Acts 1:18-19 and Matthew 27:7-8 also.
Acts 1:18 Correctly Translated;
Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong (headfirst), he [burst out with a loud cry G2997], and all [the affections of his heart G4698] gushed out.
Acts 1:18 KJV (amended)
To view the popular translation of Acts 1:18 that is not correct, see here;
When Acts 1:18 says Judas purchased a field with the reward of iniquity, it is not referring to the 30 pieces of silver that he gave back to the chief priests and elders that he Returned to them (Matthew 27:3-5) – but rather, it is referring to how he used to steal from the money bag continually (John 12:4-6);
But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.
John 12:4-6 ESV
With regard to the field, it was known as the Field of Blood given his suicide (suicide is a sin; ref. Deuteronomy 5:17);
And 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.
Acts 1:19 KJV
The field was indeed property of Judas – as it says;
‘For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate…’
(Acts 1:20 KJV).
After taking council amongst themselves, the chief priests then purchased the field – which was now a deceased estate;
So they took counsel and bought with them the potter’s field as a burial place for strangers.
Matthew 27:7 ESV
The field was still known as the Field of Blood, given the tragic event that took place there;
Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
Matthew 27:8 ESV
One may also notice, that when Acts 1:18 is translated correctly, that the bowels (KJV) of Judas did not gush out, rather, his emotions poured out – as per the legal definitions and usages found within the Strong’s Greek Concordance and Exhaustive Concordance.
To view the interlinear text for Acts 1:18, see here;
Hoping it is fruitful.
May the Holy G-d bless you beyond maximum believing in His risen Son the Lord Jesus Christ (Adonai Yehoshua HaMoshiach). Amen.