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andres
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 30 pieces of silver

does any one no how much 30 pieces of silver was worth,( using american dollars)?
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 Re: 30 pieces of silver

One Bible commentary says that 30 pieces of silver was the equivalent of 120 denarii. A denarius was the wage a worker was paid for a day's work (Matthew 20:2). So Judas was given the equivalent of three months pay. In Zechariah 11:12-13 thirty pieces of silver is referred to as a paltry amount of money compared to anything of real value (the words in v13 "handsome price" are denigrating the worth of the 30 pieces of silver).

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someone said this:

[i]Note that 30 shekels would have been 5-6 months wages for a labourer or the penalty price for killing a neighbours slave.

So going with the labour value it would be somewhere about $15,000 or $20,000 assuming an income between 30K an 40K a year.[/i]

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Either way it seems it was quite a good amount not just a few hundred dollars.


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andres
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mr. greg thanks alot, it really seems that Caiaphas and his gang were willing to pay some big bucks to capture Jesus
thanks again
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 Re: 30 pieces of silver

If you have silver eagles today it is about $450.00.
"So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver".


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