Silver Coins from the First Century AD
Color photo of silver coins from the time of Jesus excavated in Jerusalem.
These coins would have been similar to the ones paid to Judas by the Jewish authorities.
The Half Shekel Offering
“This they shall give, every one that passeth among them that are numbered, half a shekel after the shekel of the sanctuary: an half shekel shall be the offering of the LORD. Every one that passeth among them that are numbered, from twenty years old and above, shall give an offering unto the LORD.” – Exodus 30:13-14
Judas Betrayed Jesus for 30 Pieces of Silver
“Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And 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.” – Matthew 26:14-15
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