Hidden Nuggets Series #82 – “…they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, saying, “Tell them, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him away while you slept.’” – Matthew 28:12-13
Money is at the heart of many cover-ups. Flash enough cash and some people could be encouraged to keep quiet. Make that sum of money big enough and they could even be persuaded to promote a lie.
We’d call this type of gift a bribe. It’s money given so that you act in someone’s favor – usually in a dishonest or illegal fashion.
Bribes have been given in different circumstances throughout history to conceal an action or advance an agenda. In one instance one was used to push an Easter myth that continues to be believed by many to this day.
The Event That Fueled the Bribe