Religion: Motion for Rehearing

Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed? And Jesus said, I am . . . Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death.

—Mark 14: 61-64

So went the most famous trial in history. For centuries, scholars have argued over the legality of Jesus' trial. Some experts contend that the court's midnight meeting and its casual rules of...

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