Matthew 26:47-48

I always used to wonder why the pharisees needed Judas to kiss Jesus. I'm sure it's symbolic and everything, but didn't they know which one Jesus was. They had seen him tons of times. He was probably in their nightmares. But the pharisees didn't come for Jesus. Instead they sent "many people carrying swords and clubs who had been sent from the leading priests and the older Jewish leaders of the people."
It was all a setup. They sent these people to get Jesus and bring him before their council as if they had nothing to do with it. It's a smart little plan. It worked. They ended up getting Jesus crucified.
It's just interesting to really see what happened. JM

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