Essay about The Trial Of Jesus : An Account

861 Words Oct 27th, 2016 4 Pages
In Doug Linder’s “The Trial of Jesus: An Account”, it is said that the task of actualizing what really happened to Jesus is a challenge because the one who recorded them was a Christian and had not actually witnessed directly. Also, many people already have an understanding of these events that come from their own religious beliefs.
The trial itself all began with one simple “crime”. The crime was when Jesus stood up for his beliefs and decided to do the right thing and drive out the merchants and all of their sacrifices out of the Temple. Jesus stated in Matthew 21:13, “My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers”. According to Linder when Jesus came through Jerusalem it was during the time of the celebration of Passover. During this time of high tension it did not take much to provoke the Roman officials.
When it came to the crucifixion of Jesus, Linder states, “That during the first century under Roman law it was not uncommon for a crucifixion to take place. Especially when the convicted criminal was a slave, Jew, or other foreigner.” Also, the common practices of crucifixion were flogging which Jesus received before his execution, the carrying of the cross, and the guarding of the execution site. Details within Jesus’ crucifixion such as the nailing of his hands and feet to the cross were said to probably be true. In 1968 there was a nail-pierced heel bone of a first century crucifixion victim that was found near Jerusalem. This…

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