27:9 spoken by . . . Jeremiah. Most of the words in the quotation are from Zech. 11:12, 13, but the content is also closely related to Jer. 19:1–13, which is a prophecy of judgment for the shedding of innocent blood (Jer. 19:4). Jeremiah twice speaks of a potter (Jer. 19:1, 11), and Matthew’s “Field of Blood” recalls his designation of Tophet as the “Valley of Slaughter” (Jer. 19:6), which also was to become a burial ground (Jer. 19:11). Matthew finds in Judas’s and the priests’ actions a fulfillment of the judgment prophecies of Zechariah and Jeremiah.