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The betrayal and arrest of Jesus

TEXT: MATTHEW 26:47-56

After Jesus finished praying in the Gethsemane garden, Judas Iscariot re-enters the narrative. Behind him is a "multitude" of people stirred up by the Jewish chief priests and elders.

Just how many people came to take Jesus is up for debate. Matthew, Mark and Luke say a "multitude," and John says a "band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees" (REFERENCE: John 15:3). So what size of a multitude are we talking about?

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