Judas was the keeper of the money the disciples carried. He had stolen some of the money for his own use. Then he betrayed Jesus his friend and teacher for money. Judas did not plan for the Priests to kill Jesus – Mathew 27:1-10. Judas had stolen some of the money for his own use – see John 12:6.
A few days earlier he had talked with the Priests about handing Jesus over to them and got thirty pieces of silver for information he was to provide. Jesus knew what Judas had done and during the Last Passover that Jesus had with his disciples told Judas to “Go and do what you must do.” Remember Judas was still one of the Twelve.
Prophecy said that one of the Twelve would betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, the cost of a slave. Zechariah 11:12
Judas leaves the Last Passover after Jesus says in John 13:21-30 “What you are about to do, do quickly.” Judas goes away and brings the soldiers and some officials from the Chief Priest and Pharisees to the Garden on the Mount of Olives. He then formally identifies Jesus with a kiss so that the soldiers can arrest Him. See Luke 22:48.
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus – The Plot to Kill Jesus
22:1 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near. 2 So the high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the crowd.
3 But Satan went into Judas called Iscariot, who belonged to the circle of the Twelve. 4 So he went off and discussed with the high priests and the Temple police how he could betray Jesus to them. 5 They were delighted, and agreed to give him money. 6 Judas accepted their offer and began to look for a good opportunity to betray Jesus to them when no crowd was present.
Also read: Matthew 26:1-5, 26:14-16, 26:20-25; Mark 14:1-2, 10-11; Luke 22:21-23: John 13:21-30 and John 11:45-53.
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
26:14 Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the high priests 15 and inquired, “What are you willing to give me if I betray Jesus to you?” They offered him 30 pieces of silver, 16 and from then on he began to look for an opportunity to betray Jesus.
also read: Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:3-6
Judas went to the Priests about two days before the feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover after the incident where Jesus’ feet. The second time Jesus was anointed by perfume for His burial was at Simon the Leper’s house where the woman anointed Jesus’ head.
This was not unlike the first time where it was done by at her house where she lived with Martha and Lazarus four days earlier, e.g. six days before the Passover. See:- Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, Luke 22:1-6, John does not mention this incident.
Judas at the last Passover:- Matthew 26:20-30, Mark 14:17-26, Luke 22:21-23, John 13:2 & John 13:18-30.
Judas helps arrest Jesus:- Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:46-54, Luke 22:47-48, John 18:2-11.
Judas’s death:- Matthew 27:3-10, Acts 1:15-26.
Also read:- Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10.
Judas – Greek form of Judah which in Hebrew means praise. Judas came from the south of Israel while the rest of the disciples came from around where Jesus grew up in the north of Israel.
Other modules in this unit:
- Zacchaeus, the tax collector, waited for Jesus up a tree, Luke 19:1-10
- Mary – First of two anointings by two different women, John 12:1-11
- The Triumphal Entry, Luke 19:28-44
- Palm tree leaves and cloaks, John 12:12-19
- Jesus taught in parables – The Lamps of the Ten Bridesmaids. Matthew 25:1-13
- Jesus predicts His crucifixion, Luke 22:1-6
- Jesus anointed at Bethany by an unknown woman, Mark 14:3-9
- Sandal, Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet, John 13:1-20
- Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus, Luke 22:1-6
- Passover, Luke 22:7-38 and Numbers 28:16-31
- The upper room discourse, Jesus comforts His Disciples, John 14:1-31
- Jesus spoke three prayers of intercession: one for Himself; one for his disciples; and one for all believers, John 17:1-26
- Jesus prays for Himself, Luke 22:39-46
- Soldiers came at night to arrest Jesus, Luke 22:47-48
- Peter cuts off an ear, Luke 22:49-51
- Jesus Arrested, Luke 22:52-53
- Jesus was on trial six times
- First trial – Annas the Father-in-law of Caiaphas the High Priest, John 18:12-14
- 2nd Trial – Jesus arrested and taken to the High Priest Caiaphas, Luke 22:54-65
- Friday?: day of Jesus’ death?
- The Cock Crow – Peter Disowned Jesus, Luke 22:54-62
- Third Trial of Jesus before The Sanhedrin, Luke 22:66-71
- 4th Trial – Jesus before Pontius Pilate for the first time – Luke 23:1-7
- 5th Trial, Jesus before Herod Antipas the Governor of Galilee and Perea, Luke 23:8-12
- 6th trial – Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate for the second time, Luke 23:13-25
- Jesus, the Crucifixion walk, Luke 23:26-46
- The Cross or the Crucifixion, Luke 23:26-49
- Darkness, Luke 23:44-46
- The Roman Centurion, Luke 23:47-49
- Jesus is Buried, Luke 23:50-56
- Roman Soldiers guard the Tomb, Matthew 27:62-66
- They made sure by sealing the tomb, Matthew 27:62-66
- Feast Unleavened Bread
- Firstfruits, Leviticus 23:9-14
- Jesus stays in the tomb three days and three nights, Matthew 28:1
- Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday, Luke 24:1-12
- The open empty tomb or the Resurrection, Luke 24:1-8
- He is not Here, He has risen – The Resurrection, Luke 24:5-8
- Jesus Has Risen Indeed – The Resurrection, Luke 24:1-12
- Come See Where He Lay, Matthew 28:1-10
- Peter Looks – He has Risen Indeed, Luke 24:12
- On the Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35
- The end of the first week
- Jesus makes a special appearance for Thomas, John 20:24-31
- The First Sunday or 7 days after the Firstfuits or Resurrection of Jesus, Numbers 28:16-31
- Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish, John 21:1-25
- The end of the second week
- The Second Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday, John 20:24-29
- The end of the third week
- The Third Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the fourth week
- The Fourth Sunday after Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday
- The end of the 5th week
- The Fifth Sunday or 35 days after feast of Firstfuits or the resurrection of Jesus
- Ascension Day – Back to Heaven for Jesus, Luke 24:50-53
- Jesus was seen by over 500 people, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
- The end of the 6th week
- The Sixth Sunday or 42 days from Firstfuits or Resurrection Sunday, Numbers 28:16-31
- The end of the 7th week
- Pentecost Fire, Acts 2:1-13
- Background Information – Easter
- Resources: Easter or Palm Sunday To Pentecost
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