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Laurie AtkinsonMarch 31, 2015

Thank you Chip Whitmer for your comment on The Last Week of Jesus's Life. In all my studies of the last week I had never put (Luke 7:36-46) with (John: 12:2-5). The clarity of the two added so much meaning to why Judas acted as he did. Thank you so very much!

Laurie AtkinsonMarch 31, 2015

Thank you Chip Whitmer for your very informative comment. I never had picked up the quote (Luke 12: 2-5). What clarity to this account does it bring when connected with (Luke 7:36-46). Thank you again!

Chip WhitmerMarch 31, 2015

"How could one who had felt the Lord’s touch, who had seen the dead raised and the lame walk, be consumed in such utter darkness? How could he turn from those kind eyes to clutch a paltry thirty pieces of silver? Perhaps it was ambition, perhaps greed."Part of this answer is found in the story of Mary's anointing of the Lord. This incident is recorded in all four gospels. Luke places this event earlier in the Lord's ministry; John has it occurring just before the Triumphal Entry; and Matthew and Mark have it just before the Last Supper.In Luke's account, Jesus strongly rebukes his host, a Pharisee named Simon (Luke 7:36-46). John tells us that Simon was in fact the father of Judas Iscariot (John 12:2-5). Both Matthew and Mark imply that the perceived insult from Jesus to Judas' father, Simon, was the last straw for Judas:"...this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them." (Mark 14:9-10; also Matthew 26:13-14.)

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