atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4498: Thirty pieces of silver

That's the concept I was struggling to convey a couple of posts ago. Judas' price was thirty pieces of silver; in 33 AD that was perhaps three years' wages for a typical worker, so that wasn't chicken feed.

The converse point was made with Jesus' discussion of the widow's might, the old woman who deposited her last two coppers--all she had--in the donation box. Judas goes to hell for thirty silver, and the woman goes to heaven for two copper.

I don't know what else I can say about this.

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