Frequent question: Who is to blame for Jesus’s death?

What led to the death of Jesus?

According to Zugibe [26], the cause of Jesus’ death was “cardiac and respiratory arrest, due to hypovolemic and traumatic shock, due to crucifixion”.

Did Pilate want crucify Jesus?

At every Passover festival the Roman governor could set free a prisoner chosen by the crowd. Pilate asked the crowd whether they wanted Barabbas or Jesus set free. The chief priest persuaded the crowd to ask Pilate to set Barabbas free and have Jesus put to death. They shouted for Pilate to crucify him.

What happened to Pilate after he crucified Jesus?

By other accounts, Pontius Pilate was sent into exile and committed suicide of his own accord. Some traditions assert that after he committed suicide, his body was thrown into the Tiber River. Still others believe Pontius Pilate’s fate involved his conversion to Christianity and subsequent canonization.

Was Pilate a good man?

The intriguing thing about Pilate is the degree to which he tried to do the good thing rather than the bad. He commands our moral attention not because he was a bad man, but because he was so nearly a good man. One can imagine him agonising, seeing that Jesus had done nothing wrong, and wishing to release him.

What happened to Barabbas?

He was jailed for murder and for insurrection against the Roman government. Not much else is mentioned about him in scripture, except that he was the man chosen to be released by Pilate instead of Jesus. Other historical documents provide no proof as to what became of him after his release.

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