Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. Matthew 27:9-10This is a big mistake. If God had told the author of Matthew what to write, he should have at least informed him of the right prophet. The prophecy does indeed appear in the old testament, but it's not in Jeremiah. It's in Zechariah.
And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. Zechariah 11:12-13
And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods. And he set the rods which he had pilled before the flocks in the gutters in the watering troughs when the flocks came to drink, that they should conceive when they came to drink. And the flocks conceived before the rods, and brought forth cattle ringstraked, speckled, and spotted. Genesis 30:37-39Try that at home and see if it works. Science knows quite a bit about genetic traits. Enough to know that puting striped posts around your cows won't make them give birth to striped calves.
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. 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. And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Matthew 27:5-8Judas hangs himself and dies. The preists do not want to keep the money because two men died because of it. They instead buy a field from a potter to bury strangers in. It's called the Field of Blood!
Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. 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. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. Acts 1:16-19Judas was counted among the disciples. He betrayed Jesus for 30 bucks. He bought the potters field with his ill gotten money. He was walking in the field one day and he fell and all his internal organs spilled out. That's why they call it the Field of Blood! Mwahahaha!
Ok, which story do I believe? Neither.