Who were the people who tried Jesus?
Annas’ personal fortune from ‘skimming’ the income from sacrificial animals was over 2.5 billion pieces of silver, his son-in-law, Joseph Caiaphas, broke 12 laws in bringing Jesus before him. Herod Antipas, second son of Herod the Great was a Rome educated playboy in charge of a small section of a third class imperial province – a man whose rash promise led to the beheading of John the Baptist. And Pontius Pilate? Pilate was an anti-Semitic politician more intent on cash-flow for building projects than justice.
These were the people assembled to give Jesus a fair trial!