In the New Testament, the Sanhedrin trial of Jesus refers to the trial of Jesus before the Sanhedrin (a Jewish judicial body) following his arrest in Jerusalem and prior to his dispensation by Pontius Pilate. It is an event reported by all four Canonical gospels of the New Testament, although John’s Gospel does not explicitly mention a Sanhedrin trial in this context.
Jesus is generally quiet, does not mount a defense, and rarely responds to the accusations, but is condemned by the Jewish authorities when he will not deny that he is the Son of God. The Jewish leaders then take Jesus to Pontius Pilate, the governor of Roman Judaea, and ask that he be tried for claiming to be the King of the Jews.
Providing an account of the trial of Jesus presents challenges. The task is daunting because almost our entire understanding of events comes from five divergent accounts, each of which was written by people who did not know Jesus directly and for a distinct audience from fifteen to seventy years after the trial.
The night of Jesus’ arrest, He was brought before Annas, Caiaphas, and an assembly of religious leaders called the Sanhedrin (John 18:19-24; Matthew 26:57). After this He was taken before Pilate, the Roman Governor (John 18:23), sent off to Herod (Luke 23:7), and returned to Pilate (Luke 23:11-12), who finally sentenced Him to death.
There were six parts to Jesus’ trial: three stages in a religious court and three stages before a Roman court. Jesus was tried before Annas, the former high priest; Caiaphas, the current high priest; and the Sanhedrin. He was charged in these “ecclesiastical” trials with blasphemy, claiming to be the Son of God, the Messiah.
The trials before Jewish authorities, the religious trials, showed the degree to which the Jewish leaders hated Him because they carelessly disregarded many of their own laws. There were several illegalities involved in these trials from the perspective of Jewish law: (1) No trial was to be held during feast time. (2) Each member of the court was to vote individually to convict or acquit, but Jesus was convicted by acclamation. (3) If the death penalty was given, a night must pass before the sentence was carried out; however, only a few hours passed before Jesus was placed on the Cross. (4) The Jews had no authority to execute anyone. (5) No trial was to be held at night, but this trial was held before dawn. (6) The accused was to be given counsel or representation, but Jesus had none. (7) The accused was not to be asked self-incriminating questions, but Jesus was asked if He was the Christ.
The trials before the Roman authorities started with Pilate (John 18:23) after Jesus was beaten. The charges brought against Him were very different from the charges in His religious trials. He was charged with inciting people to riot, forbidding the people to pay their taxes, and claiming to be King. Pilate found no reason to kill Jesus so he sent Him to Herod (Luke 23:7).
Herod had Jesus ridiculed but, wanting to avoid the political liability, sent Jesus back to Pilate (Luke 23:11–12). This was the last trial as Pilate tried to appease the animosity of the Jews by having Jesus scourged. The Roman scourge was a terrible whipping designed to remove the flesh from the back of the one being punished.
In a final effort to have Jesus released, Pilate offered the prisoner Barabbas to be crucified and Jesus released, but to no avail. The crowds called for Barabbas to be released and Jesus to be crucified. Pilate granted their demand and surrendered Jesus to their will (Luke 23:25). The trials of Jesus represent the ultimate mockery of justice. Jesus, the most innocent man in the history of the world, was found guilty of crimes and sentenced to death by crucifixion.
The Jews are Turkic colonizers and rulers who were fraudulently brought to Israel after 510 BC under a fake claim that they were the decedents of Israelite captives in Babylonia. The real captives were few hundreds from the House of David and their courts and they never returned from captivity. The Jewish community was invented by the Turkic colonizers of that part of Assyria that they invaded and named it Noe-Babylonia.
The new Turkic Jewish community formed a formidable and influential minority which was supported and directed by the Turkic Persian Empire. For several hundred years the managed to subjugate and destroy the Semite Hebrew Israelite, the Torah, and the whole social and political system in Israel. The new Turkic Jews used businesses, religion, and politics to overwhelm the Israelite, and claim that they are also Israelite.
In around 33 AD, Jesus traveled to the city of Jerusalem for the Hebrew Passover. There were thousands of pilgrims from around the world and the temple provided services for them to change their foreign money or buy animals to sacrifice.
It is said that Jesus was furious. He believed that trade like this corrupted the holy site. According to the Gospel of St John, he wrecked the stalls of the moneylenders and drove them all out of the temple.
The coming Yeshua “Jesus” was most welcomed by the real Israelites, but it outraged and threatened the Turkic Jews. The Jews knew that what they had built over 500 years was about to collapse by Yeshua the Savior.
It is very obvious that the Turkic Jewish authorities were more terrified and challenged from Jesus than did the Roman colonizers. If the Jews were really Israelite they should have welcomed, protected, and supported Jesus.
The Turkic Jews and their supporting Turkic relatives in the Parthian Empire decided and succeeded in crucifying Yeshua Jesus the Christ with hateful and fake religious accusations despite the strong reluctant of the Roman authorities.
The Romans were just, merciful, and reasonable than Jews, although the Romans were colonizers. It is quite obvious that the Jews are not Israelite. The Jews were threatened and outraged by Jesus and considered Him a disaster to their frauds and fake Turkic religion concocted in Turkic Babylon during the captivity of the House of David.
Judaism is the religion of Turkic Ezra not the religion of Israelite Moses and Jesus.