The Jewish Trial (Part 2)

In addition to the questions above, the following questions were provided by the Bible study group at St. Mary’s Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA. These questions are related to both The Jewish Trial (Part 1) and The Jewish Trial (Part 2).
  1. What events contributed to the Jewish leaders deciding to “deal” with Jesus when they did?
  2. Why was Judas necessary in the plot of the Jewish leaders to arrest Christ?
  3. How did the Jewish trial against Christ violate the Jewish legal practices of the time?
  4. How was a “credible” accusation brought against Jesus in the Jewish trial? What truth underlies this false accusation?
  5. What rhetoric did the High Priest use to force a “blasphemous” response from Christ? What is the significance of the language Christ uses in His response, and why is He ultimately found guilty?
  6. What do we know about the Jewish High Priest Caiaphus who presided over Christ’s trial? What was so significant about him “renting” his garment upon hearing Christ’s response?
  7. What do you think about Dr. Jeannie’s explanation of how free will is not violated by omnipotence/prophesy? Do you think our decisions are altered when others predict them?

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