The buying of the land is a curious thing. Even though the land would be taken by the Babylonians, the jar will contain the deed waiting the day when the people will return to the land…when they do, the jar will be a testimony of God’s promise to bring the people back. We don’t know if 17 shekels were a fair price but it amounted to 1 1/2 years of a wage.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.