Differences in EETs: Acts 1:18

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  1. franklinmonroe

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    Does Acts 1:18 confirm the testimony of Matthew 27:5 that Judas hanged himself, or does it offer something additional (that he accidently fell or intentionally jumped from high place)? Notice the early English translations (EETs) --
    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. (KJV)

    And the same hath nowe purchased a fielde, with the rewarde of iniquitie? And when he was hanged, he burst a sunder in the middes, & all his bowels gusshed out. (Bishops')

    He therefore hath purchased a field with the reward of iniquitie: and when he had throwen downe himselfe headlong, hee brast asunder in the middes,
    and all his bowels gushed out. (Geneva)

    And the same has now possessed a plot of ground with the reward of iniquity, and when he was hanged, burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. (Matthew's)

    This same trulye possessed the felde for the rewarde of vnrighteousnes, and hanged himself, and brast asunder in the myddes, and all his bowels gusshed out. (Coverdale)

    And the same hath now possessed a plot of grounde with the rewarde of iniquite and when he was hanged brast a sondre in ye myddes and all his bowels gusshed oute. (Tyndale)

    And this Judas hadde a feeld of the hire of wickidnesse, and he was hangid, and `to-brast the myddil, and alle hise entrailes weren sched abrood (Wycliffe)​
     
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    The verbal explanation I remember from 1948 was that Judas hung himself - just after Judas died, his rope broke and he fell and he brast a sondre in ye myddes and all his bowels gusshed oute (Tyndale). When you are five years old (I was 5 in Sept 1948) that story is pretty shocking. Especially since I'd never watched a Television before. In fact, I remember where I was when it clicked in my head that Years had names which was a number. The first year-name I remember was '1948' (Ninteen Forty-Eight).
     
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    Oh Gail, all these versions are so confusing to us! Did the 'New Age' conspiracy begin in 1382?
     

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