The Trials of Christ: The Moral Failures of Those Who Judged Jesus
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Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2001
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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!
Ian Thompson5 Stars Out Of 5November 21, 2001Ian ThompsonWho were the people who tried Jesus and what were they like? That's the question that this book answers. You'll find out that 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!Here are some quotes from the back of the book.Rarely have we been provided such an open look into the character issues related to the judges and their decision-making processes that led to the crucifixion of Jesus.David S. Dockery, President, Union University, TennesseeGilmores work is imaginative, informed, wise, and searching. I know of no better biographical approach to the trials of Jesus.Bob Yarbrough, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, IllinoisDr. Gilmore is not content simply to detail the legal maneuverings. He seeks to pierce through the layers of litigious wrappings to find the core motivations of those who tried Christ. It warms this lawyers heart that with Gilmores careful exposition, Christs trials, bad ones at that, prove a rich source of exhortation.Meirwyn I. Walters, Assistant Professor of Law, Gordon College, MassachusettsOne of the best, most interesting, books I've read this year
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Submitted: December 06, 2001
Tell us a little about yourself. My work on the trials of Christ is based on over 40 years of research and brings into focus vital details on Christ before judges Annas, Joseph Caiaphas, Pilate (twice) and Herod Antipas. In a short compass the juridical details of how Jesus was abused and suffered unjustly are given full attention with personal application. The 175 page book has 4 appendices: Legal Questions are looked at in detail, also the matter of one or two temple cleansings, reaction to a Bible dictionary presentation on Annas and Caiaphas, and a separate treatment (appendix 4) on the so-called anti-jewishness in the Gospel records.
What was your motivation behind this project? The average person is overwhelmed with the Gospel stories of the various elements in Christ's last week. Few books provide a perspective on the legal elements in His appearances in the Jewish trials and the Romans trials. The distinctiveness of Jesus' judges and their moral failings are noted.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? A deep appreciation of the carefully recorded Gospel accounts and of the details of what Christ went through in His trials. The key reference works for additional reading on various aspects of the trials are provided for students and pastors who want to study the subject further.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Care was taken to provide all citation sources. Answers to Gospel critics are found mostly in the Introduction and 4 appendices.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Dr. Peter Master (doctorate in history), pastor of Spurgeon's Tabernacle, London, wrote of the work: "Popularly written, but with excellent scholarly integrity, this is a very moving little book which will be appreciated by message- preparers and devotional readers alike. Dr.Gilmore's unusally catchy, compelling style is at its best here. 'Each person is a walking mob,' he tells us in one place. Highly recommended."
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