Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Bible in 90 Days - Day 68

Today I finished reading the Old Testament and started the New. Whew! That was a very fast trip through the first half of the Bible.

The chapters today covered Zechariah 11 through Matthew 4. Right away, I marked another Messianic prophecy.

And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.

And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD

Zechariah 11:12-13.


My study Bible has a footnote regarding this verse. Mosaic law dictated that when an ox killed a slave, the ox's owner was to pay the slave's owner thirty shekels of silver as a reimbursement for his loss (Exodus 21:32). According to Judas and the chief priests, Christ was worth only the price of a dead slave. How tragic that the King of everything was sold for the price of a dead slave. How could He be so devalued?

4 comments:

Cherie said...

Congratulations on finishing the Old Testament. I am slogging through Leviticus, this is my first time through the bible cover to cover, and I think it's going to be a rough go until I finish Deuteronomy.

Cassandra said...

Cherie, glad to hear you're reading straight through the Bible! It is so rewarding. Push through the books of Moses and it does get easier. I hope it goes well for you!

~*Mona*~ said...

You are doing wonderful! I wouldn't even call it "half done", but more so 2/3 done!

Many blessings!

Cassandra said...

Thank you, Mona! I'm excited to be reading through the New Testament.