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The Trials of Jesus

Trial

Scripture

Judge

Decision

Religious Jewish Trials

First

Jn. 18:12-14

Annas

Go - signal given to liquidate Jesus

    

Second

Mt. 26:57-68

Caiaphas

Death sentence, charge of blasphemy

Third

Mt. 27:1-2

Sanhedrin

Death sentence made legal

Civil Roman Trials

Fourth

Jn. 18:28-38

Pilate

Not guilty

Fifth

Lk. 23:6-12

Herod

Not guilty

Sixth

Jn. 18:39, 19:6

Pilate

Not guilty, but turned over to the Jews

The New Unger’s Bible Handbook, Merrill F. Unger, Revised by Gary N. Larson, Moody Press, Chicago, 1984, p. 419.