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60The Halakhah of Jesus' Trialhttps://www.firstthings.com/article/2013/08/the-halakhah-of-jesus-trial
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:00:00 -0400The question of who is responsible for the death of Jesus has a long and vexatious history, with answers provided both in Christian writings and the Talmudic tradition. While the four New Testament accounts agree that the Roman governor Pontius Pilate carried out the crucifixion, they differ in the degree to which responsibility for the death sentence itself resides with a Jewish mob, the high priest, the Sadducees, or the Jewish high court, the Sanhedrin.