When Judas Hanged Himself
February 23, 1969
Publication Date: 02-23-1969
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.
In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.
Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Act 1:1, 2; Luk 6:13-16; (Eph 4:1)
Act 1:2-11; (Joh 3:16, 17)
Act 1:15-18; (Mat 10:9); Joh 12:6
Act 1:18, 19; Mat 27:3-8; Act 2:1-4
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: apostles, Judas, hanged, Judas Iscariot, lord Jesus Christ, called, property, chosen, Jerusalem, field, betrayed, Matthew, man, pieces, ascension, chief priests
The great accuracy of God's Word. And it's astounding reality is really a thrilling experience in the lives and hearts of people. Having just finished a class, in Mill Valley, California, where the ages of those students, we had 20 students in the class, one boy was 15 years of age. All the rest of those students were between the ages of 19 and 22. With the exception of one lady, she was the old lady of the class, she was 31. And again, as I talked to them acts, the records in the book of Acts, and read to them Acts chapter one. It was just an astounding reality, to see how the greatness of God's word takes precedence over man's previous teaching. We're in the season of the year when those of us who are concerned about the integrity and accuracy of God's word will again be reading those sections from God's word dealing with what Jesus Christ did for us. Through his death, and His resurrection, what he accomplished for us, there is an apparent contradiction in the Bible regarding Judas Iscariot, and it's only the Word of God that just failed, apparent contradiction. And when we understand that word of God had rightly divided, that word of God fits like a hand fits in a globe. And then people again, have a respect for God's Word, and the greatness of that power of guns. All of us came out of a background, I am sure all of us who have been in the religious field, Christian field, came out of a background, where we were taught, that when Judas betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ, that He cast back into the temple, the 30 pieces of silver, which he had received for the betrayal. And that immediately afterwards, he went out, and he hanged himself. This has caused a tremendous problem with people. And because of this problem, when they got to the book of Acts and read the record in the book of Acts, they saw concrete action, but they couldn't handle it. And therefore, instead of endeavoring to reconcile and understand what was really written, they have consistently down through all these centuries, 1000s of years, held on to the teaching in the Gospel of Matthew saying that when Judas hanged him that when Judas threw the 30 pieces of silver back into the temple, he went out and hey, Monday night, I want to read this word with you again. And I wanted to set like a diamond that you see it with all of its greatness. And perhaps in the next few weeks, you will have an opportunity to share it in your Sunday school classes, in your church, in your men's meeting, in your women's meetings, or in the youth meeting. Somewhere someplace, teach it to someone, it God's God's word, Dan absolutely par excellence over everything. In the first verse of this book of Acts chapter one, it says the farmer treaties, the farmer treaties is the work of the Gospel of Luke. The farmer treaties refers to that which is the gospel of Have I made Oh Theopolis. The word Theopolis means beloved of God, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach until the day in which he was taken up. What day is that class? They essentially ascension. How many days after the resurrection is the ascension 40. How many days after the ascension is the day of Pentecost? And right until the day in which he was taken up. Therefore, this record tells you that the Gospel of Luke will terminate with what's the ascension until the day in which he was locked, taken up 40 days after the resurrection. That's where the Gospel of Luke will have to terminate. Because he says that the former treaties terminates there, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach until the date in which he was taken up. After that, he threw the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had was chosen, the apostles whom he had chosen. There's the key. Here he is talking about the day of the ascension.
40 days after the resurrection Jesus was three days In three nights in the heart of the earth, so you have 43 days involved in the stake. And on that 43rd days, or 40 days after the resurrection Judas was still present. On the day of the ascension, Judas was still there with the apostles, with the Lord Jesus Christ. Look at the verse very carefully and read what is written, gave commandment unto the apostles who he had was chosen. It doesn't say he gave commandment unto the apostles who were left of those whom he had chosen. It doesn't say he gave commandment unto the 11. It says he gave commandments and the commandments unto the apostles, whom he had was chosen. How many apostles did Jesus Christ to look at Luke? If your finger here and x and look at Luke, I'll bend through to say there isn't a center reference in this auditorium tonight that has this reference in the center reference. Luke 630. Does it any of you got it? Senator reference. They got a lot of other scriptures in there. The most important ones the MIPS loop, chapter 16, WSS, six, group six, verse 13, listen to this. And when it was day, He called on to him, his disciples and of them he chose 12, who be named what? Apostles. Now every apostle is a disciple but every disciple is not an apostle. Disciple is a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. And Apostle is one who has a ministry of special gifts ministry, of bringing new life to his generation. It may be old life, but it's new to the generation to whom he speaks. And Ephesians there are five gift ministries to the church, one of which is apostle. The other is prophets, that evangelists pastors and teachers, those are the five gifts. Now here. He says, of those of those disciples, he chose what the apostles, he chose 12 apostles, he chose them. You see that in verse 13, who did the choosing? He did. Well, if he did the choosing, and the church board didn't do the party or the electric. They didn't send they didn't. He didn't choose them because they had graduated from Harvard, Yale, or Princeton, or from a certain Theological Seminary. Because these ministries to the body, are God appointed God given to men and women whom God knows will be faithful in ministering that word that is given to him. He chose of all those disciples, he chose 12. He chose 12. Right here, father says, I might as well tell you that if a ministry is given to a man, that man will be faithful in that ministry, but he may not be faithful 10 years, but he'll always be faithful for a while. God God isn't stupid when he gives a ministry. And therefore you're going to have to put in your mind when God gave a ministry to a man by the name of Judas Iscariot, Judas Iscariot must have been a tremendous man and he carried out that ministry a half years. We also named Peter, androids brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew, and Thomas, James, the son of LPs. And Simon called solo Do you know that Matthew a verse 15 here means chosen one of God's significant meaning. I want to give you something else that I have noted in the back of my Bible that might be of interest to you regarding this matter. The man who gives this meaning have chosen one up God for Matthew. I think what the reason I was concerned about this in my recent or years before in my work was because I think we spoke up him as the tax collector.
But this word that's used here means Chosen One of God. And this I documented from John Marco Allegro, who was electrical tester My name intertestamental mental studies from Manchester England, was also a member of the International scrolls editing team in Jerusalem, Jordan. And this of course, is was was a note that I found in a script in a manuscript reference to a manuscript back in 66. That's just an interesting light on the word, Matthew, you can take it for what it's worth, I don't know any more about Thomas James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called soloqueue, and Judas, the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor. So there you have 12 apostles, and their name. Now when you go back to x, and the Word of God says in verse two, having given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen, how many apostles had to be present, on this day of the ascension, according to the book of Acts, all 12 Which means that Judas Iscariot was still living at the time of the ascension of the Lord Jesus Christ, according to now, one of the things you watch when you read the word is your pronoun. You watch your pronouns with Hakai you just scrutinize them. Because when a pronoun is controlled by its closest associate a noun grammatically, now watching onto the apostles whom he had chosen, to who, to whom, who, the apostles whom he had chosen, he showed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of damn them who the apostles whom he has was chosen, how many 1240 days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God, and being assembled together with Sam, them is in italics, but it's properly supplied them who the 12 apostles, Judas Iscariot was included, commanded them, the 12 apostles that they should that say the 12 apostles should not depart from wire, but wait for the promise of the Father which said he, D, the 12 apostles have heard of me? Are John truly baptized with water, but Jesus, the 12 apostles shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence, when they very sick, they who the 12 apostles, therefore were come together they asked the 12 apostles asked of him, saying, Lord will follow at this time restore again, the kingdom is real. And he said unto them, it is not for you, the 12 apostles to know the times or the seasons with the father of putting his own power, but the the 12 apostles shall receive Lombardo power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you, the 12 apostles, and he the 12 apostles, shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, in all, and in all Judea, and Samaria, the uttermost part of the earth. And when He had spoken these things, while they, they who the 12 apostles be held, he was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. There who, the 12 apostles sight and that is the attention. Right there is the offense. While they, the 12 apostles be held, he Jesus Christ was taken up in a cloud, received Him Jesus Christ out of there, the 12 apostles sight. And while they, verse 10, the 12 apostles looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men, joined by them, they have moved the 12 Apostles in white apparel, verse 11, which also said, Ye man, Allah, whoo, they're your change. Now they're no longer pronouns. Now you've come to a different name. The apostles, whom he had chosen a verse two, is carried through on every pronoun from verse three on through verses 10. And then in verse 11, we changed now. It doesn't say, the man or apostles whom he has chosen, but he says, he man of Galilee, He changes noun. Controlling Now am I changing to men of Galilee? Of all the 12 apostles, all 12 of them, with the exception of one were men of Galilee.
The only one who was not a man of Galilee was Judas Iscariot, Judas Iscariot, came from the southern part of Judea, from a city called Iscar. It's marked on your Bibles, it's marked on your, your maps in the back of your Bible. You can find it on some of those maps you have back there. If you ever take a look, it's God. And that's the city Judas came from. He was the only Judy and among the 12 apostles, all those other apostles were Galilean. And when Jesus Christ had a sense, and wild day, the 12 apostles looked steadfastly up toward heaven, behold, two men that buy them in white apparel, which were angels that God put down here. But before those men spoke, someone disappeared. Someone left that group of a 12 apostles, before those men spoke to those apostles, because when those men spoke to them, they did not say the apostles whom Jesus had chosen, but they said, the man of odd, Galilee there it is just like a dime. That's they're just perfectly just dynamically wonderfully, with all of its power and all of its glory. It's a tremendous thing to see.
The wonderful thing was this thing is almost unbelievable. We got an awful time putting up with somebody if they get us one.
If they do us in one, we start to die away from Judas Iscariot, as betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ. He had given him the kiss of death, so to speak. He had even gotten paid for it.
And yet the Lord Jesus Christ, never excommunicated him from the apostleship. After the death of the Lord Jesus Christ and the resurrection, Judas was allowed to come with those other 11 men, and there's not one record in the light of God, where Jesus said to him, oh, Judas, I we should go home. Judas, you betrayed me. You gave me the kiss of death. I don't want you around. You're not good enough to belong to me. Not once did he say that to him? What a tremendous truth. And then people come around and tell me or try to tell me that God picks one man for heaven. He picks another man for Hell, and you haven't got any decision which way you're going to go. Now that is Calvinistic predestination and that straight from the pit of hell. Wait till I meet killed. Why? Look at this, don't want to be trained the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus never told him to get out. He never said to him. I can't use you anymore. He gave him every opportunity in the world. To get back in alignment, Harmony was all the paradox for look all through the scriptures. It said, go back to Jerusalem. And if you'll do that your receive power has Judas Iscariot, gone back into Jerusalem believe God's word. He to receive the same power that the rest of the men receive on the day of Pentecost. Oh, I want a tremendous. God never forsakes anybody if there's any forsaking it's on my part, or on your part. Jesus Christ never cast people away. He never throws them out. If anybody gets tall sail, excommunicated. It's because they excommunicate themselves. They walk away from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Oh, I want to record in God's words. Never talk to me. Or anybody talks to you and say, Well, God doesn't like this follow. That's why made him sick or that's why I sent him to hell. It's a bunch of baloney. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Isn't that a message in our day and in our time to the church into the world again, that God didn't send Jesus Christ into the world, you condemn the world, but the world through Him might be saved. At the time you move around the Orthodox establishment of the Christian field, you find nothing but one Christian can Demming somebody, holy smokes, what's the matter with that awful why it seems to me that the Christian body ought to stand together and fight the devil instead of fighting one another. We all just stand gathering, research that word and let that word live with all of its glory and all of its power and all of its beauty again and change our lives accordingly. You see, very few people would have ever had the Apostle Paul inside of the building. And Shura Shoten, we'd never given him a front seat. Because he was on the road from Jerusalem to Damascus, to persecute the Christians to bring them into prison. As a matter of fact, he had even voted against Stephen, and to cast your vote against Stephen. Paul had to be a member of the Sanhedrin. Because only the Senate would, this is a ruling body of Judaism. 70 people would have the right to make that decision. And if he voted against Stephen, you had to be a member of the senator, which means you had to be at least 30 years of age and he had to be a father, of a son. or daughter or daughters, you still have to make a pretty good believer to get in fellowship with the Senator and maybe I don't know. That's right. And yet, God chosen, God chosen. You see, whosoever will, may come. I think sometimes people have a tendency to look in the community and say, Well, if I witness to that person about the Word of God, they wouldn't believe anyway. Because they're tough businessman. I never saw a tough business man.
They're all jellyfish inside. That means they're tender hearted. Sure, George. They look tough, but they live to they eat and they sleep and they breathe and they can. They've got a heart on the inside. But because of the responsibilities of business on many times, they look from the outside, like they're callous, they're not callous. They're tender hearted, there loving inside, just got to see him at a different time, many times and just on the road to Damascus. That's all. You see. This is why this word is so rich class. Because time and time again, the human nature he had like to say no, our witness to that person that person wouldn't believe anyways. It's not your responsibility in mind, whether they believe it is our responsibility to give them the words so they can believe Judas was given the word by the Lord Jesus Christ. He said, Go back to Jerusalem along with those 11 demands. And if you go back to Jerusalem, he said, you shall receive paler after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you, and he shall be witnesses until he. He had all these promises, Jesus ascended. And just after he ascended, Judas said, have had it and he left. He left. That's why the angels said, the man of God. But there are only 11 apostles. Well, what did Judas do? He didn't go fishing in the Sea of Galilee. He went out, and he hanged himself. And this is real terrific. Because from the time of the ascension to the day of Pentecost, you and I looking back, we've got 10 days, but they looking ahead didn't know exactly when this would come to pass. So every morning, at six o'clock our time the 11 apostles were in the temple, or an hour prayer. At nine o'clock, they would be in the temple for an hour a prayer at 12 noon at three in the afternoon at six in the five times a day. They were in the temple at the our prayer the rest of the time, they would be free. Well, what are they going to do? The Lord had said to them before He ascended, go back to Jerusalem, and wait for the promise of the Father which says he have heard of me. Go back to Jerusalem and wait for the promise. So the only thing they could do was was wait, had not yet come. Darcy's birthday isn't here till Wednesday. We're gonna have to wait how long? When? When it is so They had to wait 10 days for it had not yet come. But they didn't know they had to wait all that time. Therefore, they got back. Judas had gone out and hanged himself. There's the most logical thing in the world. And that is to find somebody to take Judas plates. That's why in Acts immediately afterwards, you have the record of the selection of someone to replace Judas, who has just hanging himself. And that is why it's so timely and accurately to your literary. Insights says in verse 50. And in those days, the days between the ascension and the day of Pentecost, Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples. And said, parentheses, the number of names together were about 100. And what is it the day of Pentecost? No, it's in the days before the day of Pentecost. Was there 120? No, it says about 120. You see, I think all of us were taught that the day of Pentecost occurred in the upper room, and that there were 120 Press. It didn't occur in the upper room and there never were 120 i You can be wrong on all these counts after 2000 years, can only be as the word of God says that Satan has blinded our eyes that we cannot see what we read. He's blinded our eyes, you read words, but you don't understand.
In those days, Peter stood up. The number of names together were about 120. And he said, Men and brothers, that scripture must need to been fulfilled which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before 2013 Judas, which was guide to them, who took what Jesus, for he was numbered with us and obtained parts of this love ministry class. Had Judas hanged himself immediately after he betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ. It would seem to me by sheer logic, and reasonably, that Jesus Christ, who had chosen the 12, to begin with, would have chosen the one who had eliminated himself. But he did. Had Judas hanged himself immediately after the, or at the time of the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then the Lord had 40 days after the resurrection, he could have chosen someone to take Judas his place, but he didn't yet hear those 11 apostles, plus, the balance of the disciples that made up about the 120 decided they had to do something about it. And it says in verse 18, it tells us what Judas had done to him. Now this man, Judas, purchase, the word purchase, is the word provided. It's the same word, which should have a reference in your center reference, and I feel quite confident it isn't there either. And that is Matthew 10, nine. In Matthew 10, nine, this same word that is here translated purchase is translated, I believe, provided in Matthew 10, nine. But that's what it is. Now this man provided a field of field. The word field is the word potty own spelled ch o r i o n, the word potty O is a property. That's all. It is a field. It's a property. Because when you think of a field, you've got 10 acres or 100 acres or 50 acres. But when you think in terms of a property, you're thinking of 100 by 200. In Florida, 25 by 50, and then you have to buy six months to get a place to breed or something that would be the property because it's in Florida, they'll send back the Chamber of Commerce. I never saw such small lots my life. Take one step you're out of your lot.
This man provided a property with the reward of iniquity, worth the reward of iniquity. Now, the Bible commentaries and the translators, and the Bible students ordinarily believe that these words reward of iniquity means that 30 pieces of silver that Judas received for betraying the Lord Jesus Christ that is not true. The reward of iniquity. What is the reward of iniquity with which He purchased this property for himself, he provided for himself a property he purchased this property with the reward of iniquity. What is the reward of iniquity? Keep your finger here and look at John. Matthew, Mark Luke, John. John chapter 12 Verse six, this he said, talking about Judas, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a was they Judas was a lot. They, how did he get his money, a stolen and he bought back to X, he bought this property risk with the reward of inequity. The reward of iniquity is the wages of iniquity, which was acquired by His dealing with the money that he stole is what he bought that property with that's the reward of your body's own property. And what happened, falling headlong. He burst asunder in the midst. And all his bowels gushed out. What the telling us it's telling us that the years past, Yunus had stolen from the bag. It says in here he was a deacon. He had stolen money from the group. And with this stolen money, he bought himself a little property for old age, you know, that he'd have his social security and everything else quite secure. But on that property, which he provided for himself, after the day of the ascension, he returned to his own property, and they're falling headlong. He burst asunder in the midst and all these vowels gusta now used to have a problem with this verse, because I couldn't understand how Fela could be dangling on a rope from a limb, and his bowels go sharp. I used to figure it out, maybe the rope got robbed, you know, he was hanging there so long till the rope is integrated, or something. It has to be because if a man if a man hangs himself from on a rope up, you're in a raft or on a limb of a tree, you're very stones, these balls are stalled. But then I learned that hanging biblically, when someone hangs himself, it simply means that he commits suicide. And the suicide he committed was by impaling himself upon a sharp, pointed instrument. He ran, he ran the search pointed instruments right into his duck into his intestines. That's why it says, always towels or Saudis cut himself off. And right here, you have the record, and this is no Testament where salt ball, fell upon his own sword and committed suicide, hanging himself. We believe that the hang is the rafter or lamb or something else. But to hang biblically, and in every other sense means simply to commit suicide by impaling yourself upon a sharp pointed instrument. A number of years ago, it was either life or Time Magazine carried a tremendous number of pictures along the line, dating back in antiquities showing exactly what I'm telling you now of how people committed suicide by hanging. And it's so dumb impaled upon the stick.
Even down through the years of the Romans, so forth. That's how that verse this falling headlong falling headlong upon his own property, he fell upon that sharp input in our instrument, which impale himself upon it. And he burst asunder in the midst in all these BIOS gusto. And it was known unto all the dwellers that Jerusalem it wasn't something that was kept hidden secret, everybody knew about it in that area. Because after all, he was one of the apostles of the Lord. And he didn't do this. Man, that was terrible. Everybody knew about it. But think about these things you can do a man 100 Good turns. You doing one bad or something? Even if you don't do it bad if he thinks it's bad, remember that one forget something You can be a tremendous Christian do wonderful things but just miss it one place and they'll always remember that one. Everybody in Jerusalem knew it. In so much as that field is called in their proper tongue Akadama aka Dalma wants you to see what that field the word field there again is the word Corleone property, that property is called in their proper tongue Akadama. Was it called that at the time he committed suicide? No, no. Later on, later on, that people named that property that Judas had owned Akadama which is to say, the property of blood, the property of blood. Why? Because that is where Judas on his own property had committed suicide. That's why it's called the property of blood. Now, in the Gospel of Matthew, the 27th, just Matthew 27, verse three, then Judas, which had betrayed Him, Jesus, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, the word repented is not in the text it reads, felt sorry. How do you repented it'd been a different story. He just felt sorry that Jesus got crucified. That's the problem that they took you captured him and soulful felt sorry, and brought again the 30 pieces of silver that the chief priests and elders, if he brought back the 30 pieces of silver, then Judas no longer had the 30 pieces getting then those 30 pieces could by sheer logic never be the reward of iniquity of Act. But now he brought him back 30 pieces of silver that's the top dollar by the way that they paid for anybody to betray anybody. You can sometimes Hiram for $1 or two depended on what mafia was running the place. But the highest anybody ever paid to have someone turned over to the law was 30 pieces of silver. That's what they had paid Judas for turning over our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ puffballs, 30 pieces of film. He brought him in, he gave it back to the chief priests and elders, hey, verse four, I have sin, and that I have betrayed innocent blood. Nope. The Greek text is fatally significant here. And as the article The to it, and this is, by the way, he just didn't betray innocent blood, he betrayed the innocent blood, the one and only whose body was innocent, the Lord Jesus Christ. And then he says, the chief priests and elders, what's that draws these out to that. And he, he uses hops down the pieces of silverware in the temple, and he parted and went and walk, hang himself. They have read one word into the air that has thrown everything into confusion, and that is they read, and he went and immediately hanged himself. It does not say that does it? No. It just says he went hand in glove. It doesn't say when you have to go to the book of Acts to find out when he did it.
Because the record in Matthew is not particularly interested in Judas hanging himself. It's interested in in telling us what became of those 30 pieces of silver that the chief priests and elders had given for the betrayal of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in verse six begins to tell us and the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, It's not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of art. That's what they paid to for the betrayal. And that's why the 30 pieces of silver are called the price of blood. Because the blood of a life of a man was bought for that 30 Please write a funny thing betray somebody that isn't the bad but to put the money back in the treasury that was banned. Has some some real rheological though. And they burst seven they hope the key pre nelder console. They had a cabinet meaning and bought and bought with them. They're more than 30 pieces of silver. They bought the potter's field, the pottery field, the pottery field, and the word field here is not cardio. It is a gross, a gr O S is the words are gross. I think in Latin, we have the word Agricola, meaning farmers who finds land if I remember correctly. A gross is a larger field a larger area. It's not just a little property, it's a whole field. They bought with it. They deliberately looked at very Seven Plus, they took Council they had a meeting and bought, bought, bought were in the public marketplace. They bought, they went there with the 30 pieces of silver and they deliberately decided to buy a potter's field. The very strangers in potter's field born people who had no money or people who had been disgraced. They couldn't vary among the same places and cemetery so they buried him outside in the potter's field. We still have the same problem today. But you can't even sometimes get Protestant Catholic delay to gather when the dead they got to be in different parts of the cemetery. That right? Oh, it's terrible. Here we are call ourselves civilized people, great intellectual people, we can go to the moon, or we can even bleep together when we're dead. God beside was sprayed by somebody might get contaminated man and we call ourselves thinking human individually. Then they got some outfits where if somebody committed suicide, they can't come in a certain place, you know, or something? Well, we get hooked on it. But a very take wherefor were for that field, that our growth, not cardio that our growth was called, was called what the field of odd blood was it called the Field of Blood when I took the 30 pieces of silver and deliberately went out to buy the potter's for, you know, but it was called the Field of Blood later, when the people found out what they thought that field when, when the people in the community discovered that those chief priests and elders had purchased that that particular Potter is filled with the 30 pieces of silver, the people named it the price of blood. That's right. That's what they call it the Field of Blood growth. And to this day, the other blood it wasn't called the act and download. It was called Dr. Gross. Matos the Field of Blood on to this day. And that is the record in the Gospel of Matthew. And there is no contradiction between Matthew and Matthew gives us directly the water Curd with the 30 pieces of silver gives us the record of what Judas did when he purchased for himself a property that and how he returned to his own property, committed suicide on that property. And then of how the disciples and the Apostles together selected someone that takes Judas his place. And that's one date selected, turned out to be Matthias and he was numbered with the 11th According to x 126.
And when Matthias was numbered with the 11 apostles, you again have how many? Well, that's why verse one, chapter two, and when the day of Pentecost was what bullet come, they hope the 12 apostles, including Judas Iscariot do, but Matthias who had been selected by the about 120 Judas is like, he was numbered with them they had dwell. They were always wanted quality in one place. Verse two, and suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as the rocky mighty wind and it filled all the house where a day the 12 apostles were sitting, and there appeared unto them bamboo, the 12 apostles Pope and Tom black as a fire and he sat upon he, he two of the 12 apostles on them, and they burst forward the 12 apostles were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave bam bam who that's why over this takes all the apparent contradiction thought of the Word of God regarding the death of Judas regarding the 30 pieces of silver and puts that word up there where nobody can put because it's God's wonderful manner.