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Who Killed Jesus Christ?
It is a well-documented fact that the Jewish authorities
in Jesus’ day tried unsuccessfully to kill him (John 8:40;
Matt. 7:25, 30; John 11:47-54). Although for some strange
reasons, Sanhedrin 43a., says Jesus ("Yeshua" and in
Soncino footnote #6, Yeshua "the Nazarene") claims
that Jesus was executed by a proper rabbinical court for
idolatry, inciting other Jews to idolatry, and contempt of
rabbinical authority. Again, all classical Jewish sources
which mention his execution are quite happy to take
responsibility for it; in the Talmudic account the Romans
are not even mentioned. In the scriptures we found that
other than the usual smear and their hatred for Jesus
Christ, for speaking against the traditions of the elders
(Matt. 15:1-9), we found no biblical account to show that
the Jewish religious leadership killed Jesus, but whether
they knew it or not, they were actually handing
Him over as the only sacrifice for our sins (Heb. 10:1-13).
Of course, there were a lot of failed attempts by the
Jewish elders to take him before his time, but his hour
was not yet come. The reason they could not take him
was not that they lacked the desire to do so, or that they
talked without intending to act. Rather, God hindered
them from doing what they wanted because He had a
timetable of his own, and nothing could interfere with
the divine plan. Once again Jehovah God beat them in
their game, especially, in the timing and death and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the heavens and the
earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof.
The Christian needs to understand that, we would not
have Jesus as our savior if he had not died as He and the
prophets had predicted (Dan. 9:25, 26). If I might add, it
would be ridiculous to think that ordinary human beings
could successfully plan and kill the Son of God without
Him knowing about it. If Jesus is the Son of God as we
Christians believe, why then would anyone who calls
himself or herself a Christian ever want to consent to
such ridiculous idea that Jews or their leaders could have
successfully planned and killed the Son of God? Of
course, the Jewish elders in Jesus’ day planned
unsuccessfully to get rid of him. Their plans did not
succeed because God had a plan to save both the Jew
and the Gentile through his son. The High Priest had
motive, but Jesus would have to die the way God
planned it. The Jew and the Gentile joined together in
crime against God, (Acts 4:24-28). Both proven to be
guilty, but found not guilty because God destroyed the
evidence against us by raising Jesus from the dead.
Justice Cohn's Report
Justice Haim Cohn a retired Justice of the supreme court
of Israel in his article on the trial and the crucifixion of
Jesus Christ, noted that "one of the reasons the Jewish
leadership at the time attempted to kill Jesus was
because the standing and prestige of the High Priests,
the Sadducee and the Pharisees among broad masses of
the people in those days was steadily declining. They
were suspected and accused of collaboration with the
Roman authorities and with the puppet king Herod
serving the Romans. The opportunity to regain its
religious authority presented itself in the case of Jesus.
Jesus was not an ordinary man, but one who challenged
the authority of the religious leadership of his country at
that time," he wrote.
Therefore, the notion that there would have been a revolt
if the Jewish authorities had not turned Jesus over to the
Romans is unfounded, and makes a very poor defense;
when you are accused of a conspiracy and the murder of
one sent to deliver us. The revolts that were going on in
Jerusalem against the Romans had nothing to do with
Jesus. According Flavius Josephus, in the Antiquities of
the Jews page 379, chapter. 3, para. 1 and 2, the riot that
went on or was going on at the same time the high
priests and the temple officers were planning the death of
Jesus Christ, was due to the fact that “Pilate undertook
to bring a current of water to Jerusalem, and did it with
the sacred money, and derived the origin of the stream
from the distance of two hundred miles. " However, the
Jews were not pleased with what had been done about
this water; and many ten thousands of the people got
together, and made a clamor against Pilate, and insisted
that he should leave off that design. . . .”
Jesus actually did impress the Romans with his doctrine,
and the Jewish population saw him as one who spoke
with authority. Some of his teachings include: the fact
that we should love and pray for our enemies and those
who despitefully use us; all those who take the sword
shall perish by the sword (Matt. 26:52). The Romans
were despitefully using the Jews, and the Jews saw the
Romans as their enemies at the time. Jesus teaches that
we should love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Again, we must forgive our neighbors their debts if we
are to receive forgiveness from God.
Jews did not kill Jesus Christ; God planned his death
and carried it out. The Jewish High Priest and the
Temple officers at the time tried to kill Jesus. Both the
Jewish leadership and the Gentile Romans in Jesus’ day
because they lacked the knowledge of the scriptures
(Acts 3:17-18) added to their selfish ambitions, played
their respective roles as Jesus had predicted in fulfilling
the prophecies of God's plan to establish the new
covenant by which salvation can be freely obtained (Gen.
28:14; John 10:16; Luke 18:32-3, 34). It was the plan of
God for Jesus to die not for himself, but for his friends
(Dan. 9:24 -27). You will be surprised to learn that the
reason Judaism gives no credence to the notion of a
divine Messiah is also in the plan of God and was
predicted by Jesus and the prophets (John 5:43; Matt. 24:
5; Zech. 12:10; Rev. 1:7).
In the United States of America and in all the nations of
the world, ordinary citizens in most cases do not have
control over the actions of their leaders. The ordinary Jew
had no control over what the leadership of Israel at the
time was doing. Today we talk about what Hitler and
the Third Reich did each time the Holocaust is called to
mind, but not the Germans. The plot to kill Jesus was
outside the control of the ordinary Jewish citizens as we
have been made to believe that the plot to exterminate
all Jews in Germany was carried out outside the control
of the ordinary German citizens during the Holocaust.
It should be born in mind that Jesus Christ would have
had to die for our sins to be atoned. For there is no
remission of sin without the shedding of blood (Hebrew
9:22; Lev. 17:11). Jesus’ appearance in Israel with the
Romans in authority was planned by God to fulfill the
prophecies by the prophets Dan. 2:40-45). Jesus himself
constantly predicted the manner of death he would die
At the time of Jesus in Israel, the Romans represented
the oppressor and Jesus Christ as the deliverer. However,
God’s plan to deliver Israel and Jerusalem this time
around was not going to be by the use of military force,
but by His Spirit and by the Word of God through His
anointed One. But because the plan of God and the
deliverer were rejected as we have always noted in the
history of Israel that they have always rejected the plan of
God and killed the true prophets of God. The Romans
who were definitely the awaiting judgment on the
people, if the Jewish religious leadership should reject
Jesus Christ and his message which is The Word of God;
were then permitted to execute the prophesied judgment.
(Daniel 2:40-45, Deut. 18:19; Dan. 9:26, 27).
Jesus was rejected by the Jewish religious authority who
then handed him over to the Romans to be crucified as
Jesus had predicted (Luke. 24: 6, 7). In 70 A.D. forty
years after the death and resurrection of Jesus in that
same generation as Jesus had predicted, the judgment
came when Titus and his men sacked Jerusalem and
destroyed the temple system to this day (Matt. 24:34).
Again, one wonders why the Jewish authorities did not
have Jesus stoned to death for blasphemy? Pilate ordered
the Chief Priest and the temple officers to try Jesus and
punish him under their law, but the Jewish leadership
refused to do so; saying that it was not lawful for them to
put any man to death (John 18:31, 32). Of course, it was
lawful to put any man to death according to the Jewish
law at that time. Stephen was stoned to death after being
accused of blasphemy (Acts 7:57-60). Therefore, it was
the plan of God for Jesus to be crucified by the gentiles,
for the same reason the gentiles love him today. In the
death of Jesus we find the Jewish religious leadership
and the Gentile authority joined together in a conspiracy
against God (John 18:32, 33). The plan to kill Jesus was
a conspiracy against God by the Jewish elders in
partnership with the Gentile leaders. Acts 4:24-28). Both
parties carried out their respective roles as prescribed in
the plan of God and as were predicted by Jesus and the
Jesus’ Predictions of His Death
Matt. 16:21. From that time forth Jesus began to show
his disciples, how that he must go up to Jerusalem, and
suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and
scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Matt. 17:22-23, Matt. 26:24; Mk. 9:31-32; 10:33, 34
Luke. 9:22-27, 43-45.
Luke 18:31-33. Then Jesus took his disciples and said to
them: behold, we go up to Jerusalem and all things that
are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man
shall be accomplished.
v.32. For he shall be delivered to the Gentiles, and shall
and spitefully entreated, and spitted on.
v.33., and they shall scourge him, and put him to death; and
the third day he shall rise again.
Luke 24:6, 7. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he
spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee.
v.7. Saying, the Son of man must be delivered into the hands
of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again.
v.8. And they remembered his words.
Jesus Before Pontius Pilate The Governor.
John: 18:28-30. The Chief Priests and the temple officers
brought (delivered) Jesus to the Hall of Judgment, but the
chief priests and the temple officers did not go in, lest they
defile themselves. By Jewish law at that time, entering the
house of a Gentile was a serious offence. Pilate inquired to
know who Jesus was and what was his crime. The chief
priests and the Temple officers replied that Jesus was a
malefactor: a person who violates the law.
John 18: 31, 32. Pilate replied, well take him and judge him
according to your law, on the grounds that he had no
evidence before him that Jesus had done anything against
the Roman law. The Chief Priest, replied, “it is unlawful for
us to put any man to death.” But we know that under the
Jewish law in Jesus’ time, it was lawful to put any man to
death for blasphemy by stoning (Deut. 13:10; Acts 7:57-60).
This false statement by the Chief Priest and the Temple
officers, point to the prophets and to Jesus’ prediction and
the prophets of the manner of death he would die,
concerning the method of his execution (Matt. 20:17-19; Dan
John: 3:14; 8:28, 29. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in
the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up.
John. 10: 14-18. I am the good shepherd, and know my
sheep, and am known of mine.
v. 15. As the Father knows me, even so know I the Father;
and I lay down my life for the sheep.
John 10:16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this
fold (the Gentiles): those also I must bring, and they shall
hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one
shepherd. (There shall be one fold, and one shepherd. The
word for fold should be properly translated “flock.” Jews
and Gentiles shall be incorporated into the one body of
which Christ is shepherd).
The Jews and the Gentiles having united to sin against God,
have come short of the glory of God. Therefore, those who
were united against God in the death of Jesus, should now
return to The Father and be united in Jesus Christ. The one
body is subject to one head, Christ. It is guided and led by
the one Spirit and is commanded to have love for all
members of the flock while waiting for the one common
destiny of all believers in God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
"Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my
life, that I might take it again. No man takes it from me,
but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and
I have power to take it again. This commandment have I
received from my Father" (John 10:17, 18).
John 12:27, 32, 33. Now is my soul troubled; and what shall
I say? Father save me from this hour; but this cause came I
unto this hour.
John 15:13. Greater love has no man than this that a man lay
down his life for his friends.
Matthew 20:28. Even as the Son of man came not to be
ministered, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for
Son of man, Jesus referred to himself as the Son of man more
than eighty times in the New Testament Gospels. This term
describes his office as the Messiah, but he avoided the word
“Messiah” because the people of his day attached to it
connotations that were improper (The people thought of the
Messiah as an irresistible military conqueror who would
smite Rome and restore the political empire of King David).
In its messianic connotation the term “Son of man” was first
used in Dan 7:13, where it was applied to a heavenly figure
whose everlasting rulership over all is given to him by the
Ancient of days. Jesus gave this title its full messianic and
It has come to be universally believed that the Jewish
leadership in Jesus’ time unsuccessfully plotted to kill him,
and that the Gentiles (Romans) crucified him. But
according to Jesus, he laid down his life for the benefit of his
friends. “No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of
myself.’ ‘I have power to lay it down, and I have power to
take it again.’ ‘This commandment have I received from my
Father (John 10: 18).”
In A.D. 33, April 3, Flavius Josephus wrote in the
Antiquities of the Jews: “Now, there was about this time,
Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he
was a doer of wonderful works, --a teacher of such men as
receive the truth with pleasure.’ ‘He drew over to him both
many of the Jews, and many of the Gentiles. He was [the]
Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal
men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those
that loved him at the first did not forsake him, for he
appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine
prophets had foretold these and ten thousand other
wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of
Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day.’”
To keep the truth from the people, an ancient Rabbinic
curse in the Talmud, forbids people to read a portion of the
"May the bones of the hands and the bones of the fingers
decay and decomposed, of him who turns the pages of the
book of Daniel to find the time of Daniel 9:24-27, and may
his memory rot from off the face of the earth forever"
(Talmud Law, p.m, Section 2, Line 28).
The question that we ask of these Rabbis is, what are you
trying to hide from the people? Why wouldn't you let the
people read the Scriptures and decide for themselves if
Yeshua (Jesus) is the Messiah?
Jesus Christ Our High Priest
To the Christians, now of all the things we have heard of the
Old and the New, we must know that we have a high
priest, who is set, i.e. “who is seated.” The High Priest
always ministered standing. There were no seats in the
tabernacle or temple. So when the High Priest questioned
Jesus if he was the Son of God? And Jesus’ replied,
“hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the
power, and coming in the clouds of heaven” (Matt. 26:64-
67), the high priest understood what he meant. The High
Priest was so enraged at Jesus’ claim, that he rent his
clothes in violation of the regulations for the priesthood
(Lev. 21:10); saying “he has spoken blasphemy; what further
need have we of witness?’ ‘Behold, now you have heard his
blasphemy (Lev 24:16).’” The high priest was in violation of
the Law of the priesthood because Jesus (Yeshua) is The
Lord. According to the High Priest, Jesus was guilty of
death, but his trial and punishment would not be according
to the Jewish Law, which would require that Jesus be stoned
to death. But the Romans would be the ones to do it as
Jesus and the prophets had predicted (Matt. 20:17-18; Dan 9:
In Isaiah 53:1-12, we find that God actual planned the death
of Jesus and carried it out to the disappointment of all those
who thought they were doing God and humanity service by
plotting and putting Him to death.
The Christian should be warned that hating and or going
after the Jews would place you against the will of God. The
Jewish leadership fulfilled their apportioned role in the
Scripture as predicted by Jesus and the prophets, and so did
the gentiles by the judgment rendered by Pilate who had
Jesus crucified. The Jew and the Gentile as partners in
crime, but there is no evidence to convict the accused,
because God raised Jesus and He is alive and well. Once
again Yehovah God has turned our evil plan against His
son for good, and used it to save us all who would accept
His sacrifice and the resurrection of His Son Yeshua the
Christ. May your will be done Oh! God Almighty.
If any man or woman has an ear to hear, let them hear.
He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that
killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here
is the patience and the faith of the saints (Rev. 13: 9, 10).
If anyone is unfaithful, this could neither annul what God
said nor lead God to be unfaithful to Himself or to His
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