Hi, I've got a question that it is centered on Jude’s death. In the Gospel of Matthew, we are told that, after betraying Jesus, Jude hung himself, as it is stated: Matthew 27:5 in Greek states: First question: Although koine Greek differs from modern one in some details, I suppose modern Greek speakers are still able to comprehend the New Testament in its original language. Bearing this in mind, I want to know if, taking Matthew 27:5 in Greek into consideration, I may infer [understand] that the apostle Matthew is stating that Jude REALLY died by hanging himself. In few words, Is Matthew stating that Jude literally killed himself by this means? Keep this question in mind. In Acts of the Apostle 1:18-19, Peter, according to the book's writer, i.e Luke, said as it follows: This verse, in the original New Testament in Greek, says: Second question: In this verse, we have the main issue, the main problem to the New Testament text. Matthew 27:5 says Jude died by hanging himself and Acts 1:18 says that Jude died by falling from a high place. Nevertheless, some Christians apologists claim that Acts 1:18 is not talking about how Jude died, but what happened to his body after his death. They say Jude hung himself but after killing himself, the tree's branch broke because of Jude's body weight. Christians say that in Acts, the Greek text says that Jude's body fell, and it does not say Jude threw himself from a high place, although they own up to saying this is just a conjecture. Summing up, reading Acts 1:18 in Greek, especially this part (πρηνης γενομενος) what would you understand? That this "falling headlong" happened while Jude was alive or, as Christians say, this happened while he was already dead, just his dead-body fell? Summing everything up, what would you understand [infer] by reading Matthew 27:5 and Acts 1:18 in the original Greek? Do you see any contradiction? The answer is very important to me. Please, don't answer based upon personal religious beliefs. I want the text speaks for itself. Looking forward for your answers! Thanks in advance!