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This week we studied Peter’s stepping into leadership, what happened to Judas, and why his position was replaced. Since Matthew’s account of Judas’ demise differs from what Luke recorded, we examined the so-called discrepancies to see if they could be reconciled. We also took a side trip (a.k.a. rabbit trail) to discuss the evolution of inclusive language in the United States and how that has impacted our understanding of Scripture.
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What Happened to Judas? ~ Acts 1:15-20
Peter steps into leadership. Judas takes his own life.
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Jerusalem Akeldama, where Judas Iscariot died, is in Jerusalem’s Hinnom Valley — a picturesque setting whose infamous history of child sacrifices caused it to be identified with the hell of unquenchable fire and punishment. The Greek Orthodox Monastery of St Onuphrius now stands on the place where Judas is believed to have hanged himself. The … Continue reading
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