Judas Iscariot complained (Jn 12:4-12:4)

“But Judas Iscariot,

One of his disciples,

The one who was

About to betray him,

Spoke out.”

λέγει δὲ Ἰούδας ὁ Ἰσκαριώτης εἷς τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ, ὁ μέλλων αὐτὸν παραδιδόναι

John uniquely indicated that Judas Iscariot (δὲ Ἰούδας ὁ Ἰσκαριώτης), one of Jesus’ disciples (εἷς τῶν μαθητῶν αὐτοῦ) or apostles, the one who was about to betray him (ὁ μέλλων αὐτὸν παραδιδόναι), spoke out (λέγει).  This was not in the other anointing stories of the synoptics.  However, there was some grumbling in Mark, chapter 14:4, and Matthew, chapter 26:8.  Mark said that some unnamed angry, incensed, or indignant disciples (ἦσαν δέ τινες ἀγανακτοῦντες) said to one another (πρὸς ἑαυτούς) why was this precious oil ointment wasted this way (Εἰς τί ἡ ἀπώλεια αὕτη τοῦ μύρου γέγονεν)?  They considered this a waste of good precious oil.  Matthew said that these unnamed disciples saw what had happened (ἰδόντες δὲ οἱ μαθηταὶ), so that they were angry, incensed, or indignant (ἠγανάκτησαν).  They complained that this was a waste of this precious oil (λέγοντες Εἰς τί ἡ ἀπώλεια αὕτη).  There was no mention of money in Luke, while John was the only gospel writer to mention Judas Iscariot by name.  Would you complain about wasting money on precious anointment?

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