The Little Known Drivers of Easter: Part 6

The Little Known Drivers of Easter: In The Circumstances, That’s Brilliant!

It’s Thursday of the week before the Passover. If they priests want Jesus dead for sedition he has to be convicted and dead so he can be removed from the cross before the Passover starts at sunset on that Friday evening. The priests and their lawyer discuss how they can get due process completed in the limited time.

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The Little Known Drivers of Easter: Part 5

The Little Known Drivers of Easter: Give to Caesar

Only the Romans can execute Jesus, but they aren’t worried about someone upsetting priests. The Roman government doesn’t do God. Can the priests find someone who can trap Jesus into publically committing sedition? The Romans do kill people who challenge their power.

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Little Known Drivers of Easter: Part 4

The Little Known Drivers of Easter: Temple Action

Jesus arrives in Jerusalem and, instead of attacking the Romans, he attacks the traders who change sell the special ‘sacred’ currency that the Priests insist the people use to pay for sacrifices. Telling the Temple leaders that they’re as much a part of God’s problem as the heathen Romans, isn’t likely to win him friends among the powerful.

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Little Known Drivers of Easter: Part 3

The Little Known Drivers of Easter: High Priests

The Temple Mount, Jerusalem: If Pilate was worried about whether he had anything to threaten Jesus with, the High Priest was also worried about the impact of a celebrity rabbi with a talent for “signs and wonders”. What if the crowd, especially the Passover pilgrims think he is the prophet Elijah back to bring heavenly fire down onto Roman Heads? Won’t he just bring Roman violence on Judean heads?

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Little Known Drivers of Easter: Part 2

The Little Known Drivers of Easter: Pilate and Claudia

Pilate’s Palace: Pontius Pilate is responsible to the Emperor Tiberius for keeping the peace in Judea and the money flowing to Rome. He’s just put down one violent insurrection. Pilate and his wife Claudia discuss how Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem in the days ahead discuss the dangers Jesus might pose to good order.

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