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The Jews were living under the ruling thumb of Imperial Rome. They had no power to actually put a man to death– but they could convene their own court of law and then bring a person to the Roman leadership saying that this person SHOULD be put to death.
This is what happened to Jesus. After he was taken from the Garden of Gethsemane He was subjected to a totally illegal “court” proceeding. This trial was rushed overnight in order to present Jesus to the Roman governor Pilate the next morning for death.
Let’s look at 10 reasons Jesus’ trial was illegal.
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