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  • Submitted by: icenyydog16
  • on March 2, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 422 words

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30 Pieces of Silver

This is the story of the man who betray Jesus. As the story has it, it was 2 days before Passover and Jesus and his friends were preparing for Passover. At the same time the Jewish officials were meeting at the house of Caiaphas, the High Priest, to formulate a plot to take out Jesus. They wanted to have him killed because they hated how popular he had become with the people and fear that he may make them less powerful. However they all agreed to wait as it was Passover and the people might riot. Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, came to the high priest and asked how much they would pay him to betray Jesus. They responded by giving him 30 pieces of silver.
That night Jesus sat down to eat Passover dinner with his 12 disciples and said to them that one of them was going to betray him, and that they would deny knowing him. Jesus handed them all bread saying take this and eat t for it is my body, he handed them a glass of wine, and told them to drink it as it was his blood. Judas was waiting for the perfect time and when ready he has the High Priest bring an army and arrest Jesus.
After he was murdered Judas felt guilt and tried to return to money to the priest he said that they could not take back money used to pay for a mans life.

Source of Conflict

The conflict of the story is both between the High priest and Jesus and between Judas and himself. The High Priest is intimidated by the growing power of Jesus and is willing to pay one of his friends to have him betrayed. While Judas is also at conflict because after the death of Jesus he feels guilt and wants to get his money back.


I feel that the story of 30 pieces of silver is a good story of betrayal however I feel that it may be thrown a little out of perspective. In the context of the story it is unbelievable why a man would betray a close friend knowing that it will leave to a certain death. However with inflation of over 2000 years 30 pieces of...

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