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How does Matthew 27:9-10 fulfill prophecy?

Matthew speaks Judas and the thirty pieces of silver as being a fulfillment of prophecy from Jeremiah. My bible notes reference Jeremiah 32:6-9. I am having trouble with this correlation of scripture. It seems more related to Zech 11:12-13.

Matthew 27:9 - 10

ESV - 9 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, "And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel. 10 And they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.

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Data Selva Moses Director - Singapore InfoComm Technology, servant of God
The Old Testament prophecy stated in Zech. 11:12-13 fulfilled in Matthew 27:9-10. 

Some MSS and versions read "Zechariah" and others do not have either name. Jeremiah could have been added by a copyist (cp. Zech. 11:12-13 Jer. 32:6-9).

April 09 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Q jcryle001 JD Abshire
I understand the Old Testament Bible is divided three ways. The Torah (Law), the writings which are identified by the first book (the Psalms) and the prophets. These divisions were so identified by the Lord Jesus in Luke 24:44
In our Protestant Bible the prophetic books begin with Isaiah but in the Jewish Bible the prophetic books begin with the Book of Jeremiah. A Jew could hear the phrase "spoken by Jeremy the prophet" and would know it is in the prophetic section of scripture, a Jewish idiom.

Matthew apparently cited the passage from the roll/scroll that contained the prophetic books which began with the first book, Jeremiah. Its admirable that whoever compiled the study notes in your Bible was trying real hard to uphold the inerrancy of scripture by finding a passage in Jeremiah that would support the Matthew reference but I do not see it.
Zechariah 11:12-13 nails it.

April 06 2017 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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