The Legend of the Thirty Pieces of Gold

“The Lord said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter’—the handsome price at which they valued me! So, I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord” (See Zechariah 11:12–13).

“The chief priests picked up the coins and said, ‘It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.’ They decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: ‘They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me'” (Matthew 27:6–10).

Here is the very short version of the Legend. You can read the whole story here. 

The pieces were made by Terah, the father of Abraham, given to Isaac who bought a village with them. Its master brought them to Pharaoh. And Pharaoh sent them to Solomon, the son of David, for the temple he was building. And Solomon placed them round the door of the altar.

Nebuchadnezzar took the city and took the gold pieces to Babylon, with the captive children of Israel and some Persians. Nebuchadnezzar released them and gave them the pieces. They took them home. Then they followed the star, and brought gold, myrrh and frankincense. 

Anyway, its much too long to tell here but its an interesting read. The long and the short of it is that the Old Testament stands true again.

Prayer- Lord help us separate truth from fiction, in every area of our lives. Amen.

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