thirty pieces of silver

thirty pieces of silver

The symbol of treason. This term comes from the Bible, where Judas’s price for betraying Jesus was thirty pieces of silver (Matthew 26:15). It has symbolized betrayal ever since.
See also: of, piece, silver, thirty
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One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?" They paid him thirty pieces of silver, 1and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over.
Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver, 1628, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-69), black chalk, pen and brown ink and grey wash on paper, 11.3 x 14.6cm.
Some of his major works include ' Kaganapan ' (1953), ' Kiss of Judas ' (1955), 'Thirty Pieces of Silver,' 'The Transfiguration' (1979) at Eternal Garden Memorial Park, UP Gateway (1967), 'Nine Muses ' (1994) at UP Faculty Center, 'Sunburst ' (1994) at Peninsula Manila Hotel, the bronze figure of Teodoro M.
Cornelia Parker's Thirty Pieces of Silver (Exhaled) Sugar Bowl, from 2003 hangs in a room alone, bathed in light, the pieces crushed by a metal press and hung with great precision from the ceiling, over three days.
It also shows a cock, thirty pieces of silver, scourges, and other images that might otherwise defy explanation, such as the wound from Christs side, a pelican plucking blood from her breast to feed her offspring, and the Mocking of Christ, represented by a single figure spitting on a haloed Christ figure.
Socialists EDEK went as far as equating the issue with Judas' betrayal of Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, while the Citizens' Alliance urged the two parties' deputies to suspend their participation in the House Ethics committee, which is currently drafting a report on the causes of the country's financial meltdown.
I am relying on you When they offer you a sweetener Tell them what they can do Thirty pieces of silver Do they want us to think that it's worth Bequeathing to our children What fracking will do to their earth?
I UNDERSTAND that the Welsh Government is under great pressure to declare its hand on fracking, and therefore I am writing to you to explain why accepting David Cameron's thirty pieces of silver would be the wrong decision.
In "Thirty Pieces of Silver," Judas Iscariot's coins from Gethsemene slide hand to hand across Jerusalem in an elaborate map of continual exchange.
Under the name Old Heatonian it states: "They are not Wonga's Gates, there were no thirty pieces of silver involved.
Jackson charges that in joining with such brazen policies and the dishonest political rhetoric that goes with them, the "civil rights establishment has embraced the lies and betrayed the black community and God Almighty--for thirty pieces of silver from the Democrat Party."
Mahfoud was indicted over several claims made in his book, "With Thirty Pieces of Silver," which recounts the period in the late 1980s when Aoun was appointed by former President Amin Gemayel to head an interim military government.
(4.) The significance of the thirty pieces of silver lies not in its monetary value (which is not very great) but in its theological value as an echo of Zech 11:12 wherein the amount paid by the wicked sheep merchants to the shepherd-prophet is thirty pieces of silver.
Thirty pieces of silver well spent by Cameron and what a willing agent Clegg has been in selling principle.