Hello Gerhard Heinrichs!
First of all, a warm greeting regarding the reunion.
The Jewish Sanhedrin came to the conviction that he was a blasphemer; Pilate was convinced of his innocence; that the Jews might come through with their indictment of Pilate, they said that he made himself a king.
(Matthew 27:1-25) (NW)……. When it was morning, all the chief priests and the elder son of the people counseled Against Jesus to put him to death.
And after they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pitus the governor.
When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that he had been condemned, he had a bite of conscience, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elderly men.
and said, “I sinned when I betrayed righteous blood.” They said, “What is this about us?That’s your thing!”
And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple, and withdrew, and went and hanged himself.
And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, “It is not lawful to cast them into the holy treasure, for they are the price of blood.”
After they had consulted with each other, they bought the potter’s field to bury strangers.
Therefore, this field has been called “blood field” to this day.
At that time that was fulfilled by Jeremiah the prophet, who said, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of the esteemed one upon which some of the children of Israel had put a price,
and they gave them for the field of the potter, as Jehovah had commanded me.”
Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him the question: “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus replied, “You say it yourself.”
But when he was accused by the chief priests and older men, he gave no answer.
Then Pilitus said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they testify against you?”
But he did not answer him, no, not a word, so that the governor was astonished.
Now it was customary from feast to feast that the governor of the crowd released a prisoner whom they wanted.
It was at that time that there was a notorious prisoner called B茅rabbas.
So when they were gathered together, Pilitus said to them, “Who shall I release you according to your will, B茅rabbas or Jesus, the so-called Christ?”
For he knew that they had delivered him up out of envy.
As he sat in the judge’s chair, his wife also sent to him and said, “Have nothing to do with this righteous man, for I have suffered a lot today because of him in a dream.”
But the chief priests and the older men persuaded the crowds to ask B茅rabbas to kill Jesus against it.
Then the governor took the floor and said to them, “Which of these two shall I release you according to your will?” They said, “B茅rabbas.”
Ppilitus said to them, “What shall I do with Jesus, the so-called Christ?” They all said, “To the stake with him!”
He said, “Well, what did he do badly?” But they continued to shout only: “To the stake with him!”
When Ppilitus saw that there was no good, but that there was a rebellion, he took water, and washed his hands in front of the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this [man].That’s your thing.”
To which all the people answered, and said “His blood comes upon us and upon our children.”
History bears a sad but clear testimony of the fulfillment of the last exclamation!
LG H>>P (variable)