There was only one instance in the Bible that Judas received a wage for a "perfidy" or an "inequity".
You do realize the New Testament wasn't written in English, and all King James' committee did was translate the thing, right?
In any case, Judas didn't get a wage for grassing on Jesus. He got a piece rate, a flat fee for delivering his victim, not a time-on-task rate, not a
wage. At no time was he the priests' employee.
.e - What he accepted to have Jesus arrested
No, see, the way the game is played is that you have to find the contradiction in the text, not pull it out of your, um, seat.
John 12:6 says nothing about Judas buying land from what he stole. He was a thief. Doesn't say anything about him buying land with what he
No, buying the land is in Acts
, but not where the money came from, just that it was crookedly gotten. Conversely, John
only tells us one
of the ways that Judas got money perfidiously, by betraying Jesus in his embezzlement of the Twelve's money bag. The synoptics report that a payment
was a factor in Judas' decision to betray Jesus in a different way. Matthew
says the priests bought some land, too. Judas gave them the money,
but they bought that parcel. Evidently, he had bought some land of his own before that. So what? He had ill-gotten money to do it with, why shouldn't
he buy land?
So lets stick by Act 1:18's account of him buying the land with the "wages" he earned by betraying Jesus.
You know, Scorpie, if I rewrote the Koran the way you're rewriting the New Testament, you'd be steamed.
's Peter doesn't say which of Judas' perfidies financed his land purchase. There were at least two.
Christians refusing to acknowledge these contradictions doesn't mean they don't exist.
The majority of Christians do acknowledge the contradictions, at least the contradictions that are actually there, of which this isn't one. They think
that's what happens when different people tell what they remember about something that really happened. It's good, they think, that there are several
authors. That reduces the chances that it's just one guy making it all up.
Contradictions within a text are fatal when the text claims to be the verbatim dictation of God. That's not a Christian problem.
If you've been both a Christian and a Muslim, then how have you failed to notice the difference in the nature of the scriptural foundations of the
two? I conjecture that you weren't much attached to one or the other, or perhaps you weren't a Nicene Chrisitan.
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