Judas and soldiers came at night to arrest Jesus

Luke 22:47-48. Still the 14th of Nisan. Judas Iscariot led a group of soldiers and members of the Sanhedrin, that is to say, some of the chief priests and scribes.
Judas led them because he knew where Jesus was, and knew where Jesus was in the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives.
Interesting this group had to do their deeds under the cover of darkness not in the light of day.

Judas then formally identifies Jesus with a kiss so that the soldiers can arrest Jesus. A kiss is a greeting of a close friend and is still used in Israel today as a special greeting.

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.

Background Reading:- Judas helps arrest Jesus-Soldiers arrive

22:47 While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd arrived. The man called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them, and he came close to Jesus to kiss him. 48 But Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
Luke 22:47-48
Read also: Judas helps arrest Jesus:- Matthew 26:47-56, Mark 14:43-54 and John 18:1-14.

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These soldiers were from the chief priests and the temple guard. John in his book uses the Greek word speria which means an army division of 600 men. The other three Gospels say a multitude or a great multitude with swords and clubs.

What could the two swords the disciples had do against this large group of soldiers?

Judas’s death:- Matthew 27:3-10, Acts 1:15-26.

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