The Price of Freedom
Here is a nugget from my studies this week:
[The Religious leaders] might have offered him ten or five pieces of silver, and he must still have stuck to his bargain. Yet none the less do we mark the deep symbolic significance of it all, in that the Lord was, so to speak, paid for out of the Temple-money which was destined for the purchase of sacrifices, and that He, Who took on Him the form of a servant (Phil 2:7), was sold and bought at the legal price of a slave (Exodus 21:32). p. 803 –The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah – Alfred Edersheim
Judas might have sold out Jesus for a third of what they offered. However, what was done was done and the actual price not only lined up with scriptural prophecy, but came from the actual money that they bought sacrifices with. How amazing is that?