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Aceldama In Prophecy
by Wayne Blank
Judas Iscariot and Potter's Field In Prophecy
"Then I said to them, "If it seems right to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them." And they weighed out as my wages thirty shekels of silver. Then The Lord said to me, "Cast it into the treasury" -The Lordly price at which I was paid off by them. So I took the thirty shekels of silver and cast them into the treasury in the house of The Lord" (Zechariah 11:12-13 RSV)
The prophecy fulfilled. Note the glaring admission by the chief priests; they knew that Jesus Christ was completely innocent of the charges that they brought against Him, and had Him executed for - as did Pontius Pilate the governor of Judea (Matthew 27:19, Luke 23:14), and Herod Antipas the tetrarch of Galilee who was in Jerusalem that day and declared Jesus having done nothing to deserve death (Luke 23:15) (see The Herods). The accusers, the betrayer, the governor, the territorial king, they all knew that they were executing an innocent man - it was no "miscarriage of justice," it was a murder:
"When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death; and they bound Him and led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate the governor."
Fact Finder: Why did Judas Iscariot betray Jesus Christ?