Why did they crucify Jesus

Mark and Matthew tell us that the Sanhedrin sentenced Jesus to death for blasphemy for claiming to be the Messiah, the Son of God. Conversely Luke speaks of neither a Sanhedrin condemnation nor a blasphemy complaint and John it does not mention a meeting of the Sanhedrin either on the night of Jesus’ arrest or on the following morning.

It is argued that the complaint against Jesus of blasphemy for proclaiming himself the Messiah and Son of God is a projection back to the time of the Passion, of the ideas of the lapse of the structure of the gospels, since these terms had meaning for Christians. which to non-Christian Jewish contemporaries simulated blasphemy.

According to the Gospels, after being interrogated by the high priests (with or without the collaboration of the Sanhedrin), Jesus was handed over to the Roman authorities. The next morning, since Roman trials were held before noon, Jesus was handed over. taken in front of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect-procurator of Jerusalem. The Gospel of Luke records that Pilate commanded Jesus in front of Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee, who was visiting Jerusalem for the Passover, historically convenient because in Roman law the jurisdiction corresponded to the place of origin of the accused.41 According to Luke, Herod despised Jesus and sent him back to Pilate when he found him the cause of nothing (Lk 23:1-25).

The Gospels show Pilate hesitating in the face of condemning Jesus, and claim that he did not find him responsible for anything worthy of death. Despite the foregoing, the crown of thorns placed on Jesus and the position written on the office sign indicate that he has suffered to die on the cross under the charge of sedition, considering that he had declared himself monarch of the Jews, which means , according to a Spanish version of the Annals of Tacitus and a Spanish History, in practice the application of the Lex Appuleia de Maiestate promulgated by Tiberius Caesar 15 years earlier. Only what Tacitus says on this issue is: Christus Tiberius imperitante per procuratorem Pontium Pilatum supplicio addus erat (“Under the overlord Tiberius, Christ has been executed by the procurator Pontius Pilate”)

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