Why did the Romans use silver, when paying Judas for his betrayal of Jesus?

  1. platinumOwl4 profile image74
    platinumOwl4posted 4 years ago

    Why did the Romans use silver, when paying Judas for his betrayal of Jesus?

    I think the Romans were aware and did use gold. So,  again why silver?

  2. Thief12 profile image91
    Thief12posted 4 years ago

    It wasn't the Romans. The ones that paid Judas were the Jewish priests. And I suppose that he wasn't paid in gold because it wasn't that common. Silver was a far more common currency, and 30 pieces of silver was a significant amount for a common man. The price of a slave, it says on another Bible verse. Plus it was then used to buy the same field where Judas killed himself.

    1. platinumOwl4 profile image74
      platinumOwl4posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, very much for this information, and while we are on the subject can you specify the Bible verses of which you speak.

 
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