Other parts of the New Testament (such as Matthew 20) use the ‘ silver piece’ as the typical (pre-tax!) wage for a day’s labour. So 30 pieces are about 5 weeks money (based on a 6 day working week.) In terms of purchasing power, each silver piece was probably worth about $20.
How much was Joseph sold for in today’s money ? Genesis 37:12-36 New International Version (NIV): “So when the merchants came by, his brothers pulled Joseph up out of the cistern and sold him for twenty shekels of silver to the Ishmaelites, who took him to Egypt.” Note: A shekel is 14 grams of silver.
The denomination of the silver coins was called shekels. Coins containing that amount of silver (about the size of an American silver dollar) would be worth about $10 today. Thus the 20 pieces would be worth about $200 today, as bullion silver .
Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What will you give me if I betray him to you?’ They paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he began to look for an opportunity to betray him .
There are 31.1035 grams per troy ounce. At spot valuation of $17.06 /oz (the closing price on Monday, December 12, 2016), 30 “pieces of silver” would be worth between $185 and $216 in present-day value (USD).
For fifty shekels you get today 15 dollars 19 cents. If there is going to be any change in the exchange rate of ₪ to $, recalculation of the amount will be done automatically when the page is refreshed.
The denarius (Latin: [deːˈnaːriʊs], pl. dēnāriī [deːˈnaːriiː]) was the standard Roman silver coin from its introduction in the Second Punic War c. 211 BC to the reign of Gordian III (AD 238–244), when it was gradually replaced by the Antoninianus.
A shekel was first a unit of weight-very roughly 11 grams (0.39 oz)-and became currency in ancient Tyre and ancient Carthage and then in ancient Israel under the Maccabees.
XE Currency Converter: 1 USD to ILS = 3.18127 Israeli New Shekels .
Also sheq·el . a paper money, cupronickel or silver coin, and monetary unit of Israel equal to 100 agorot: replaced the pound in 1980. an ancient, originally Babylonian, unit of weight, of varying value, taken as equal to the fiftieth or the sixtieth part of a mina or to about a quarter to half an ounce.
Live Metal Spot Price (24hrs) Dec 10, 2020 at 00:27 EST
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The thirty pieces of silver is the amount of money that Judas (Judas Iscariot) was given to from the chief priests after his brutal betrayal of Jesus. Judas was well known for his weakness for money so he was tempted to accept the offer.
John mentions four individually, including Jesus ‘ mother Mary , who is not mentioned by the other gospels. Mary Magdalene is mentioned by all the evangelists apart from Luke, who mentions no individual.
According to all four canonical gospels, Judas betrayed Jesus to the Sanhedrin in the Garden of Gethsemane by kissing him and addressing him as “rabbi” to reveal his identity to the crowd who had come to arrest him. His name is often used synonymously with betrayal or treason.
If , as you say, Judas Iscariot had not betrayed Jesus , Jesus would have been arrested, and crucified and as for Judas he would have been crucified with Jesus . Judas would not have betrayed Jesus , but still, he would be killed.