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Matthew 26:14-16

Thirty Pieces of Silver

Matthew alone tells us that the money was paid to Judas at this time (RV “They weighed unto him thirty pieces of silver” follows the better manuscripts), and he alone tells us that the amount was 30 pieces of silver. Plummer points out that 30 shekels of silver would be worth about 120 denarii, and that Judas would hardly have been able to steal more than that amount out of the 300 denarii that the unguent was worth (Mark 14:5).

Leon Morris, The Story of the Cross, Marshall, Morgan & Scott, p. 17