Posts Tagged ‘Jesus before the High Priest’

Mark 14:53-65 Jesus Before the Council

Justice was broken that night

Justice was broken that night

Jesus has been led away from the Garden of Gethsemane by the group who came with Judas to arrest Him. He doesn’t resist or cry out. He simply goes with them to the home of Caiaphas, the High Priest. Here He will face His first trial.

We looked at this scene while reading Matthew’s gospel too. The blog where we joined Jesus here from Matthew can be found under the title: “Jesus First Trial.” In that account we put ourselves in the story again. I have to be honest with you here. I don’t know where to go with this story today. I was thinking about looking at what a “normal” trial looked like back then and seeing how it compared with Jesus’ trial.

I had to do a LOT of searching to find the answers I was looking for and of course I turned to Google to do it. I came across two very good sources that I will be pulling most of my information from. The first source is an article from The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, volume 31. It was very useful in describing the details of what a typical trial consisted of and laws governing the courts. All my direct quotes will be from this first source. The second source I found consists of two blog articles posted in monthly Read more »

Matthew 26:57-68 Jesus’ First Trial

Prophesy Christ, who hit You?

Prophesy Christ, who hit You?

We have just left the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus was arrested. He was identified for arrest by a kiss from His betrayer; Judas Iscariot. Now He is being led, bound and at knifepoint, to the home of Caiaphas, the High Priest at the time. Jesus is about to begin His chain of trials. He will move from one link to another in this “puppet theatre” on His way to the cross.

Matthew tells us Jesus was brought from the garden to the palace of Caiaphas. John has Him standing before Annas prior to Caiaphas’ interrogation. Read more »