By Taylor G. Bunch
This e-book is especially small in quantity yet large in info. It seems on the final three days of Christ in this Earth, and the best travesty that has ever occurred in any judicial method. the writer indicates how the judicial platforms of the Jews and the Romans completely broke down. He fees from historical historic authors and specialists. really easy to learn and extremely obscure!
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Josephus and the Talmud give us the names and biographies of more than forty of the members of the Sanhedrin that condemned Jesus. Most of them were haughty, ambitious, overbearing, scheming priests, who believed 40 themselves to be infallible. The three orders that composed the Sanhedrin are often mentioned in the New Testament. See Matthew 26:57, 59; Mark 14:43. The qualifications for membership in the Great Sanhedrin, if strictly enforced, would make injustice impossible. The following are the most prominent membership requirements as listed in Hebrew literature: 1.
Doubtless the morning meeting was an attempt to give a semblance of regularity and legality to the proceedings to make them conform to the rules of Hebrew law requiring at least two trials. These, however, were both held on the same day and only a few hours apart; they were, therefore, a mere subterfuge. When we consider the recklessness with which the judges of Jesus trampled underfoot the rules of Hebrew law, it is doubtful that they were even concerned about legality of procedure. During the interval of one or two hours between the two sessions of the Sanhedrin, Jesus was turned over to the mob to be tormented and persecuted.
34 In the second place, Hebrew law prohibited a judge or a magistrate, sitting alone, from questioning an accused person judicially, or to sit in judgment on his legal rights, either by day or by night. The Hebrews permitted no one-judge courts, their smallest tribunal having three and their largest seventy-one judges. "Be not a sole judge, for there is no sole judge but One," is a well-known statement in the Mishna. It was believed that God alone was capable of judging without counsel. In the third place, private preliminary hearings were specifically forbidden by Hebrew law.