“And the high priest said to [Jesus], ‘I adjure you by the living God, tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God’” (Matthew 26:63).
The arrest and trial of Jesus Christ are some of the most monumental events in human history; one law professor even calls it the most famous trial in Western Civilization. Add in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus three days later, and you have something that still demands our judicious examination two thousand years later.
When was the last time you gave careful thought to the final week of Jesus’s life on earth? Does what you know about the arrest and trial of Jesus come from hearsay, Hollywood, or the Holy Word of God?