The Bible: An Attempt to Save Jesus?

Who was responsible for Jesus' death? Although the Gospels tend to blame the Jews of Jerusalem, Christian Biblical scholars generally agree that the Evangelists underplayed Roman responsibility. Now, Israel Supreme Court Justice Haim Cohn, an expert in the history of Jewish legal traditions, argues that not only did the Jews have no part in the trial of Christ, but also that the Sanhedrin, Judaism's high court, actually tried to save him from death.

Judge Cohn's thesis, which has intrigued Christian Scriptural experts in Jerusalem, is contained in an article in the current issue of the Israel Law Review. Analyzing the...

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