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Did you know ? How much were the 30 pieces of silver worth ?

Did you know ? How much were the 30 pieces of silver worth ?

I didn't :

"The word used in Matthew 26:15 (arguria) simply means 'silver coins', and scholars who accept the historical reliability of the narrative disagree on the identity of the coins involved. Donald Wiseman suggests two possibilities for the identity of the coins used to pay Judas. They may have been tetradrachms of Tyre, usually referred to as Tyrian shekels (about 0.5 troy ounces), or they may have been staters from Antioch, which bore the head of Augustus. Alternatively, they may have been Ptolemaic tetradrachms. A drachma was aproximately a day's pay for a skilled laborer. So the 30 pieces of silver - at four drachmas each - would roughly be comparable to four months' wages for skilled labor at the time."

15 troy ounces of silver (only!) for 4 months worth of wages ? I mean... woa.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirty_pieces_of_silver#Identit...

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