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The Great Sanhedrin was the supreme court of ancient Israel made of 71 members. The Great Sanhedrin was made up of a Chief/Prince/Leader called Nasi (at some times this position may have been held by the Kohen Gadol or the High Priest), a vice chief justice (Av Beit Din), and sixty-nine general members.
The last binding decision of the Sanhedrin was in 358, when the Hebrew Calendar was adopted. The Sanhedrin was dissolved after continued persecution by the Roman Empire. Over the centuries, there have been attempts to revive the institution, such as the Grand Sanhedrin convened by Napoleon Bonaparte.
The Sanhedrin is mentioned frequently in the Gospels. According to the Gospels, the council conspired to have Jesus killed by paying one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, thirty pieces of silver in exchange for delivery of Jesus into their hands. When the Sanhedrin was unable to provide evidence that Jesus had committed a capital crime, the Gospels state that witnesses came forward and accused the Nazarene of blasphemy — a capital crime under Mosaic law. But, because the Sanhedrin was not of Roman authority, it could not condemn criminals to death, according to John 18:31. This did not prevent them from doing so at other times; Acts 6:12 records them ordering the stoning of Saint Stephen and also Jesus half-brother, James the Just according to Josephus' Antiquities of the Jews.
Circa 30, the Gospels continue, Jesus was brought before the Roman governor of Iudaea Province, Pontius Pilate, for decision. The Christian account says that Pilate disagreed with the Sanhedrin's decision, and found no fault — but that the crowd demanded crucifixion. Pilate, it is speculated, gave in because he was concerned about his career and about revolt — and conveyed the death sentence of crucifixion on Jesus. For more information on this subject, see Jesus' Roman Trial.
The New Testament also speaks of specific members of the Sanhedrin who were sympathetic towards Jesus, if not his followers. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea are two such men that are named in the Gospels. They both played a role in the burial of Jesus, according to John 19:38-42.
The Christian accounts of the Sanhedrin, and the role the council played in the crucifixion of Jesus, is frequently cited as a cause of Christian anti-Semitism, and is thus normally considered a sensitive topic. (YOU BET IT'S SENSITIVE.....Who among us is tired of religious persecution???? With that said there will be a line drawn in the sand very soon)
According to Jewish law,it is forbidden to convene a court of justice on a holy day, such as Pesach (Passover), making it highly unusual that religious Jews would have come together to hand down a death sentence on the stated day. One possible explanation is that Jesus and his disciples observed a Passover according to the tradition of the Essenes, who observed Passover several days before the holiday was customarily observed during the Second Temple era. Such timing would explain other details of Jesus' prosecution and death, which would appear to have dragged on for days.
According to the gospel of Matthew however, (considered by some to have been a religious Jew) the religious authorities in that time might have been sufficiently agitated to make them break their own rules and judge him even on the feast of Passover (Pesach); according to the gospel, Jesus was a very popular figure among the ordinary people, and he publicly dismissed the Pharisees as hypocrites (Matthew 15:12–14). In Jesus' time, the Sanhedrin was the highest Jewish authority, as the Roman empire occupied the land at the time, and it was exerting the highest authority in every field except in religious legislature — this was left to the Sanhedrin. Christians as well as Messianic Jews say this is also in line with the history of Pesach, which was, in their vision, the historical predecessor of the death and resurrection of Jesus, being the fulfillment of Pesach. The transition of being delivered out of a land of slavery into freedom (Exodus 3:7–10) is being paralleled by them to being delivered from a life of sin into holiness (Colossians 1:13–14).
Additionally, Josephus seems to imply that there was a 'political' sanhedrin of Sadducee collaborators with the Roman rule of Iudaea province. (Make a mental note of this!)
You need to reconsider what you call the "NWO".
Are you implying that a group of rich men and women are behind the scenes, controlling the worlds wealth at any given time?? But wait a second, thats happening RIGHT NOW!
So its not so "new" is it? Those little p***s have been ruining our lives for millenia, and they know that a change is coming. They want you all to be afraid of change, because it is YOU that makes them rich. YOU are the sheep that they shear!
The Old Wold Order is coming to an end. Right in front of your eyes. Turn on CNN.
You are going to have to choose, on what side will your loyalties lay? Are you a human, a warrior of your people? Or are you a little creep, monster, that would endanger your own planet to satisfiy an endless greed??
Originally posted by SunTzu22
reply to post by iLoGiCViZiOnS
Your eyes may be wide open, but surely they see little.
Your Christ will make all your sins go away, is that the gist of your bloodthristy belief, hmmm?
Do a little research into the origins of Christ and his father. You will notice how many similar stories predate the Passion, and all in close vicinity.
You just can't defend killing babies, genocide, rape, murder, and hate.
It should not, and someday will not, be tolerated.
Originally posted by iLoGiCViZiOnS
reply to post by SunTzu22
Well I don't consider myself to be a Christian, but if you are defining a Christian by one who believes in Jesus then yes I do. I am not involved with organized religion but I am spiritual and I do know that there was a beginning to mankinds history and that we were created not evolved. I also believe that that creator had a purpose for us and that my life is important in fulfilling that original purpose.
Even if I die tomorrow I die knowing with satisfaction knowing the truth about mankinds history and not disillusioned by a higher class of people who will claim to be more knowlegeable then I. They will be hypocrytes because they will not be telling you from whence that real knowledge comes from.......the fallen ones.
I will not cast judgement upon you and condemn you to death but they will.
My eyes are wide open question is............are yours?