Matthew 27:10

And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
De Cons. Ev., iii, 7: But if any one thinks this lowers the historian’s credit, first let him know that not all the copies of the Gospels have the nameHieremias, but some simply “by the Prophet. "And why He should have so determined, the first reason is, that it would convey the wonderful consent of the Prophets, who all spake by one Spirit, which is much greater than if all the words of allthe Prophets had been uttered through the mouth of one man; so that we receive without doubt whatever the Holy Spirit spake through them, each word belongs toall in common, and the whole is the utterance of each. Suppose it to happen at this day, that in repeating another’s words one should mention not the speaker's name, but that of some other person, who however was the other’s greater friend, and then immediately recollecting himself should correct himself, hemight yet add, Yet am I right, if you only think of the close unanimity that exists between the two. How much more is this to be observed o...

Glossa Ordinaria

AD 1480
Non occ.: “To this day” means to the time when the Evangelist was then writing. He then confirms the event by the testimony of the Prophet; “Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the Prophet,”


AD 420
Truly straining out the gnat, and swallowing the camel; for if they would not put the money into the treasury, because it was the price of blood, why did they shed the blood at all?. Also we, who were strangers to the Law and the Prophets, have profited by the perverse temper of the Jews to obtain salvation for ourselves. This is not found at all in Hieremias; but in Zacharias , who is the last but one of the twelve Prophets, something like it is told, and though the sense is not very different, yet the arrangement and the words are different. Hieron. ad Pam. Ep. 57, 5: Far be it then from a follower of Christ to suppose him guilty of falsehood, whereas his business was not to pry into words and syllables, but to lay down the staple of doctrine. ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
The Chief Priests knowing that they had purchased a murder were condemned by their own conscience; they said, “It is the price of blood.”

Theophylact of Ochrid

AD 1107
The corban was the treasury in the temple in which they put the gifts offered to God. See how God brings to naught their schemes by exposing their bloodstained minds. For to this day, it says, that field is called "The field of blood," as a reminder to all that they murdered the Lord. Learn this as well, that the Jews were so diligent in providing hospitality that they purchased a plot where even strangers could be buried. Let us be ashamed, then, we who think we live a more perfect life while disregarding strangers. "The price of Him that was valued," it says, that is to say, the price of Christ. He was beyond price, yet the sons of Israel set a price on Him, having agreed to give Judas thirty pieces of silver. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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