In Part 2, we started to explain how the MEAL of John 13:1-32
is linked with the start of Day 13 / Month 1 in 34 C.E. and should
not be confused with the Passover which occurred the following
evening on Day 14 / Month 1 in 34 C.E.
Today we are going to look a little deeper at the
context surrounding these events!
The Woman with the Alabaster Jar – Judas & The Passover Connection!
“Truly, I say to you, wherever this Good News
is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman
did shall also be spoken of, to her remembrance.”
What this woman did was wonderful!
I also believe her story is directly linked to Yahudah’s (Judas) betrayal!
Let’s Go to the Scriptures!
“And it came to be, when יהושע ended all these words, He said to
His taught ones, “You know that after two days the Passover takes place, and the Son of Man is to be delivered up to be impaled.” Then the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people came together at the court of the high priest, who was called Qayapha, and plotted to seize יהושעby trickery and kill Him. But they said, “Not at the festival lest there be an uproar among the people.” And when יהושע was in Beyth Anyah at the house of Shimon the leper, a woman came to Him, having an alabaster flask of costly perfume, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table.” ~Matthew 26:1-7
“Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread was after two
days. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to take Him through treachery and put Him to death. And they said, “Not at the festival, lest there shall be an uproar of the people.” And while He was in Beyth Anyah in the house of Shimon the leper, and sitting at the table, a womancame having an alabaster flask of perfume, genuine nard, very costly. And breaking the flask she poured it on His head.” ~Mark 14:1-3
Both Matthew and Mark state that “she poured it on His head” TWO DAYS BEFORE PASSOVER! These Events occurred on Day 12 / Month 1 in 34 C.E.
So why is this important?
Well let’s pick up the story and see what happens Next…
“She poured it on His Head”…
“and when His taught ones saw it, they were much displeased saying, “To what purpose is this waste? “For this perfume could have been sold
for much and given to the poor.” However, when יהושע noticed it, He
said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman? For she has done a good work toward Me. “For you always have the poor with you, but Me you do not have always. “For in pouring this perfume on My body, she did it for My burial. “Truly, I say to you, wherever this Good News is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman has done shall be spoken of also, to her remembrance.” THEN one of the twelve, called Yahudah (Judas) from Qerioth, WENT to the chief priests, ~Matthew 26:8-14
“But there were some who were much displeased among themselves, and said, “Why was this perfume wasted? “For it could have been sold for more than three hundred pieces of silver and given to the poor.” And they were scolding her. But יהושע said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a good work for Me. “For you have the poor with you always, and you are able do good to them, whenever you wish. But you do not always have Me. “What she had, she used. She took it beforehand to anoint My body for the burial. “Truly, I say to you, wherever this Good News is proclaimed in all the world, what this woman did shall also be spoken of, to her remembrance.” And Yahudah (Judas) from Qerioth, one of the twelve, WENT to the chief priests to deliver Him up to them.
In both accounts, some of the taught ones were angry that the woman was “wasting” the perfume… THEN Yahduah (Judas) WENT To the chief priestto deliver up Messiah! As stated in Part 2, Yahudah WENT to the chief priest on Day 13 / Month 1.
So the EVENT: YAHUDAH (JUDAS) WENT OUT is sandwiched between The Woman with the Alabaster Jar and the Passover!
To better understand Yahudah’s betrayal we need to back up 6 Day Before Passover and examine a similar event.
“Accordingly יהושע, six days before the Passover, came to Beyth Anyah, where Elazar was, who had died, whom He raised from the dead. So they made Him a supper there, and Martha served, while Elazar was one of those who sat at the table with Him. Then Miryam took a pound of costly perfume of nard, anointed the feet of יהושע, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.”
6 Days Before Passover Miryam anointed the feet of יהושע, and wiped His feet with her hair. This Event occurred on Day 8 / Month 1 in 34 C.E.! Miryam is named and anoints His feet on Day 8 / Month 1, whereas the unnamed woman anoints His head on Day 12 / Month 1.
“Then one of His taught ones, Yahudah from Qerioth, son of Shimon, who was about to deliver Him up, said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred pieces of silver and given to the poor?” And he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and he used to take what was put in it.” ~John 12:4-6
Yahudah (Judas) was a THIEF!
He used to take what was put in the (money) bag!!!
We can see why he wasn’t happy…
He was probably thinking inside… “hey I could of used that”
So with his failure “to make a buck” on Day 8 sets the backdrop for
the events on Day 12. It’s is after his second failure on Day 12,
that leads him to give up Messiah on Day 13 for 30 pieces of silver!
Part 1: Is Passover on the 14th or 15th?
Part 2: When is Passover?
Part 3: The Woman with the Alabaster Jar – Judas & The Passover Connection!
Part 4: When Did The Apostle John Keep Passover?
Part 5: Coming Soon…