The chief priests didn’t put the money Judas had returned temple back into the treasury because it was morally polluted with blood. Instead, they bought a field in which to bury unclean strangers. They did not recognize that they had inadvertently accomplished God’s prophecy proclaimed to Zechariah (11:12-13). This prophecy had specified the amount of money paid for betraying Jesus, that is, thirty pieces of silver, as well as it’s being thrown down into the temple afterwards.The story of Jesus’ passion was clearly prophesied from the beginning. God’s will regarding our salvation was executed with exactness and completeness. All of His steps toward His passion were drawn and declared in the prophecies of the Old Testament. How, then, can some people claim that Jesus was not crucified and did not die?