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30 Silver Coins??? According to this, "Judas was paid with 30 tetradrachms of the Tyre mint.A tetradrachm then (early 1st century AD) was equal to the pay of a farm labourer for approximately a week. In other words, Judas received approximately 6 months of minimum wage. In Europe this would amount to an average of 2.400 Euros or close to 3000 US$. By coincidence, today an early 1st century AD tetradrachm of Tyre in good condition would sell for about 100$ at EBAY
I'm not sure how he computed for the minimum wage nor how the conversion was made. But the fact that the person one has adulated for a great period of time and made one feel that salvation is close, will even think of betrayal is something that Judas and his fate can only answer.
Besides even with his reported hanging (if you watched Passion of Christ, that was a livid scene there), he wasnt able to repay what he had already done.
Sabi nga sa mga jeepneys back in the Philippines, "God knows, Hudas not pay" :)
Silver! Yes, we saw a lot of silver metal when we (Lance and Rolly are good friends who treated me to this experience) visited the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum last Friday. Whoa! was my first reaction to see them not just up close but to touch and really get inside them. Just like Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, this one really is a treat for young and the young-at-heart alike.
The only difference is you touch a lot of silver! (Don't miss out on the video at the second minute).
See our video below...(and please lower the volume...my parents will scold me if I play loud music today and on Good Friday).
The title of the video is of course in reference to last week's "tuff" video in all You Tube loving video list... -
ah ah ah - no smiling too, its Maundy Thursday...