This is the next offering Luke has for us. I have not bothered this time just giving you just the Luke passage and the taking a couple of days to let you study it and find the parallel passages. I figure you know the drill by now. So here is the serving for today. Now we enter the first Roman phase of the trials of Jesus. We have had three Jewish trials. We start now the trials before Roman authorities.
Here is a reminder of what I told you in Gem 1240. There were three phases held before Jewish authorities and three phases held before Roman authorities as follows:
First Phase: Before Annas
John is the only gospel writer who includes this phase in his gospel. In John 18:12-24, he tells us that upon Jesus arrest he was taken directly to Annas, the ex-High Priest. As I indicated to you in Gems 1232, it is likely that Annas was resident in Caiaphus’ house, given the fact that Caiaphus was his son-in-law. The Jewish people, and likely the Sanhedrin, preferred Annas to Caiaphus.
2nd Phase: Before Caiaphus
All four gospel writers tell us that Jesus was taken to appear before Caiaphus, the High Priest at the time. (Matt 26:57-68, Mark 14:53-65, Luke 22:54-65 and John 18:24). John in recording this phase and the one before it, gives us the order in which these events happened. This was therefore, the first official trial since Annas had no authority.
3rd Phase: a Second Hearing Before the Sanhedrin after Dawn
Again, all three synoptic gospel writers record this phase for us. (Matt 27:1, 11-14; Mark 15:1; Luke 22:66-71)
4th Phase: Before Pilate
All four gospel writers record a trial before Pilate. (Matt 27:2, Mark 15:1-5, Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-38)
5th Phase: Before Herod Antipas
Only Luke records that the trial before Pilate was interrupted by Pilate himself sending Jesus to Herod Antipas. (Luke 23:6-12)
6th Phase: Before Pilate
After the brief appearance before Herod Antipas, Jesus is brought back to Pilate as Luke tells the story, and the other writers record for us the last phase of the trial which matches with that of Luke. (Matt 27:15-26; Mark 15:6-15; Luke 23:13-25; John 18:39-19:16)
Take the time to analyze the differences between the four gospels relating to the trial before Pontius Pilate.
But I also given you the segments covering the trial before Herod and the second appearance before Pilate which of course for Matthew, Mark and John are continuous because only Luke includes the trial phase before Herod.
Take the time now to look at all phases together first. Then we will look at them one by one. See what you can find out. Of course the same colour coding applies to all segments. Have fun colouring in. You can relive your childhood. It is a good chance to play and tell someone you are working. I will even let you colour outside the lines if you wish. You will notice I have coloured the second segment for you out of the goodness of my heart. Well, it was the easiest one.
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