Summary: The name "JUDAS ISCARIOT" has 13 letters in it, Judas is found in the 13th. Chapter of John, we read about Judas in John 13: and verse 26, which is 2 x13.~ 13, the number of wickedness and depravety.
#14~ Judas Iscariot: -- pt.2~ APOSTLES 3-8-14
~ Today we'll continue with our study to do with the Apostles, last broadcast was #13, it was to do with Judas Iscariot, and the number 13 was the appropriate number for Judas as the number 13 is the number to do with wickedness and depravity.
Listen the name "JUDAS ISCARIOT" has 13 letters in it, Judas is found in the 13th. Chapter of John, we read about Judas in John 13: and verse 26, which is 2 x13.
>John 13: 26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
Obviously we can't go over all that was said last time to do with Judas Iscariot.
~ It seems that Judas made up his mind to betray Jesus at the time Mary anointed Jesus feet and head with a very expensive ointment of spikenard.
>Jn.12:1-8 Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. 2There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.
3Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, (Matt. 26:7 tells us His head as well) and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,
5Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she kept this. 8For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
* Judas's remarks caused the others to say the same thing.
>Matt. 26 8But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor
~ 300 pence or 300 denarias was about what an average working man made in a year, it was a lot of money at that time, and 300 pence would have been that much more money for Judas steal from.
* A penny represented a day's wage, in a parable that Jesus gave in;
>Matt. 20:1- 2 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. 2And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
~When Jesus openly rebuked Judas this seems to have been the turning point in Judas's thinking. -- This is the first time in the bible as for as we know, that Judas spoke out as an individual, he had kept his bitterness and hypocrisy hid.
~Listen as I read Matthews account of that same incident.
>Matt. 26: 6 --12 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 7There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious *(expensive) ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. 8But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? 9For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.
10When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.
11For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. 12For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.
> Matt.26: 14-16 Then * (after the incident of the ointment) one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
15And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
- NOTICE; immediately after Jesus rebuked Judas, Judas slipped away from the others, he left Bethany and walked about a mile or so to Jerusalem, met with the chief priests, and sold Jesus to His enemies for thirty pieces of silver.
-- 30 pieces of silver was the price of a servant when killed by some one else's beast.
>Ex. 21:32 If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver,