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Unformatted text preview: long time, was exceedingly glad and
hoping to see some miracles done by him. He tossed many questions to Jesus while the chief
priests and the scribes stood and vehemently accusing him. Nevertheless, none of the questions
was answered by Jesus (John 23:8-10). Annoyed and disappointed, Herod instructed his men to
tie and scorn Jesus. The soldier arrayed him in a gorgeous robe and brought him back to Pilate.
Once more, Pilate said unto the chief priest and rulers of the people, “Ye have brought this man
unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I having examined him before you, have
found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him” (John 23:14).
Similar to Herod, Pilate found no fault worthy of death. He announced that the would
chastise and release Jesus but the crowd persevere and shouted all at once saying they want to
put away Jesus and release a Barabbas, a murderer. Pilate, still would like to release Jesus, was
helpless as the high priests and angry crowds demanding to crucify...
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- Spring '13