Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentMatthew 26:8
- This waste (h apwleia auth).
- Dead loss (apwleia) they considered it, nothing but sentimental aroma. It was a cruel shock to Mary of Bethany to hear this comment. Matthew does not tell as John does (John 12:4) that it was Judas who made the point which the rest endorsed. Mark explains that they mentioned "three hundred pence," while Matthew (26:9) only says "for much" (pollou).