What did Judas do with the 30 pieces of silver?

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  1. Bro. Ruben

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    One more question, my beloved Brethren.


    Who bought the field?

    Acts 1:18 “ Now this man (i.e., Judas) purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out.”

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    Matthew 27:3-7

    3 Then 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,
    4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
    5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
    6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
    7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field , to bury strangers in.

    Now, which is which?

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  2. Helen

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    Luke, who wrote Acts, researched what happened, so he had access to the records of sales, which were public. The field was bought with Judas' money and was therefore in his name. Judas, however, had thrown the money back at the priests and they, not willing to accept blood money for use in the temple, had evidently bought the field in Judas' name. Matthew was closer to the original events and, having been a tax collector, would have also known a number of people in the bureaucracy of the time -- and therefore had access to the knowledge of who actually did the buying of the field.
     
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    Joh 14:14-16 (KJV1611 Edition):
    If ye shall aske any thing in my Name, I will doe it.
    15 If ye loue me, keepe my commandements.
    16 And I will pray the Father, and hee shall giue
    you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for euer,

    Many misunderstand this passage.
    They think that you have to say the name of 'Jesus'
    to get whatever you want. This is MAGIC (the original
    meaning, not the tricky slight-of-hand):
    getting what you want by saying the right name.
    MAGIC is occult and Pagan and strictly prohibited by
    the Laws of Moses.

    What is really meant here is ON BEHALF OF.

    Once my boss left me in charge while he was gone
    a few days. I could even sign his name to documents.
    But i made REAL SURE that I only put his name on
    papers that HE would want his name on. In other words,
    I had to know the will of my boss and DO IT.

    Same with 'asking in the name of Jesus' - it is
    a matter of doing HIS WILL.

    Now, having that understood, the question of
    the opening post is easy:
    Acts sumarized what Matthew described.
    The parties took the 30 pieces of silver from
    Judas and bought a field with the money of Judas
    in the name of Judas.
     
  4. Bro. Ruben

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    Those answers are correct; I also just want to get a second opinion on what I believe in.

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  5. Watchman

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    This is another instance where critics of the Bible says there is a contradiction, where there is no contradiction.
     
  6. Bro. Ruben

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    Right; they kept trying to "destroy" the Bible.
     

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