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The Trials of Jesus

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

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