The number 30 can symbolize dedication to a particular task or calling. Aaronic priests were dedicated to serve at 30, in part because it was the age when a person reached both physical and mental maturity and could therefore handle major responsibilities.
John the Baptist, who was of priestly descent (his mother was a descendant of the daughters of Aaron and his father was a priest), began his ministry at age 30. In the Fall of 26 A.D., at the age of 30, Christ began to publicly preach the gospel (Luke 3:23). His ministry lasted for three and one-half years.
The number thirty can also represent the sacrificial blood of Jesus. He was betrayed by Judas for 30 silver coins, which was a fulfillment of prophecy (Zechariah 11:12). When Judas flung the ‘blood money’ he was paid back into the temple, the priests did not accept it as an offering but rather decided to buy a potter’s field with it. Though they were not aware of it, what they did was also fulfilling prophecy (verse 13).
In 30 A.D. Jesus suffered and shed His precious blood as God’s sacrificial Lamb for the world’s sins.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in caves on the upper northwest shore of the Dead Sea started in 1947. Among all the scrolls found over the years, 30 copies of the Psalms have been identified. >>> Read More