With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.
Have you ever wondered on why Luke’s account of Judas’ death doesn’t match with Matthew’s?
So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
Two different stories. Some people have combined the two to read that Judas whilst hanging the rope snapped and he fell to the floor and that’s when his body burst open.
But the Bible doesn’t say that. The Bible says 2 different accounts. One of which was a suicide and the other which appears to be some kind of disease.
At no time does anyone try and correct either Matthew or Luke.
It does not seem to matter to the Church.
This is a detail that isn’t needing to be sorted out.
The point is that Judas left and according to Scripture they would need to replace him.
It was not about how he died. That detail was not important.
The Church focuses often on the wrong things. Some things have become far more important than they need to be. The Church can major on the minors. Going through situations with inquiries and investigations to isolate the truth and expose the lies. The Church is not comfortable with controversy or contradictions.
Perhaps we should say more often, “it doesn’t matter, let’s not worry about that, it’s not important, it is detracting from the most important.”