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Why Was Jesus Crucified

Why did the Sanhedrins have Jesus crucified by the Romans for blasphemy after they knew of his many miracles? If they felt so incensed by Him, they could have had Him stoned to death or exiled?

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According to John's gospel, Jesus had to die because it was prophecied, and the High Priest, Caiaphas, knew that this was the case, and knew that he was the Messiah and would have to be sacrificed for Israel. John was a living witness at the time, a young man.
---frances008 on 7/1/08

If Jesus himself was repling to some of these ?'s, Half of you would beat him over the Head, with His own Words!

It was Prophecy, The Bible says he would be put on a Tree, NOT Stoned.
Therefore he was put on a tree.
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 6/11/08

In general the Jews always hated and persecuted whomever God would send to them, and Jesus was no exception. They do not want to obey God, but instead follow their own dead traditions, and in doing so they think that they are serving God. As for the crucifixion, "cursed is he whom hangs upon the tree", and also it was to fulfill God's prohecy in holy scripture: Genesis 3:15+ Psalm 22:14-18+ Isaiah 49:16+ 53:5-12+ Amos 8:9+ Zechariah 12:10.
---Eloy on 6/11/08

Because death by crucifixion was a very painful and torturous death. My guess is the Sanhedrin wanted to make an example out of him by his suffering. Note that our Lord took 6 hours to give up the Spirit... This is a very short period of time for crucifixtion noted by the surprise of Pilot.

---Cross_Bearer on 6/10/08

They feared the Jews (Luke 20:19), so they didn't take Jesus into custody publicly, but arranged with Judas to show them the meeting place where Jesus resorted with His disciples (John 18:2). And when the governor offered to release one prisoner to them (Matthew 27:11-26), either Barabbas or Jesus, "the chief priests and elders persuaded the mulititudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus." (in Matthew 27:20)
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/28/08

They feared the people would rise up against them and they would have had Civil War. The jewish faith was tolerated by the Romans. If civil war broke out their religion potentialled could have been forbidden. Also, the Sanhedrin knew the people could not successfully rise up against Rome as the executors of our Lord.
---Cross-Bearer on 5/28/08

I think it was illegal for the Jews to pass and carry out their own death sentence. If I recall correctly the Romans would have had a big problem with that and the Jews would have taken a lot of heat.
I think that's one way they tried to trap Jesus with the woman caught in adultery, if He said she should be stoned, they could run and tell the Romans that He'd passed a death sentence. If He said let her go, He would be violating Moses' law to stone her to death.
---Todd1 on 5/28/08

Because Scripture is absolutely 100% perfect. It was prophesied in the OT of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Psalms 22 and Isaiah 53.

This also is/was a sign to the Jews that Jesus Christ is who He says He is. Many Jews/Gentiles today have been saved seeing these truths. If Jesus had been stoned.....they and WE would have every reason to reject that jesus, and not the one of scripture.
---kathr4453 on 5/28/08


All scripture and future promises yet to be fulfilled WILL BE. God cannot lie. This is why it is so important to KNOW your Bibles.

Today, men are coming up with various sorts of interpretations not found in scripture. Don't follow them...their not of God.
---kathr4453 on 5/28/08

The technique used to Kill Jesus' body is one favorably used to exterminate a mass religious movement,squelch fear,maintain authority and a deterant for reorganization of Jesus' believers.
It failed to work.
Man discovered he cannot kill the Spirit.
---earl on 5/2/08

God actually said this to me the other night the reason, and here it is and I quote Him."We chosed this way".
---catherine on 5/2/08

Please read Isaiah 53 and you will see why our Lord was crucified.
---shira on 5/1/08

Warwick, FYI to be hung from a tree is another way of saying crucified - see Galations 3:13. Yes, Jesus was nailed to a cross, and thereby also "hung from a tree" - Roman style.
---lorra8574 on 7/8/07

jesus came to fulfill the word not to change it.stoneing him would have cause much wounds but then prophecies would not have been true one that said not one of his bones would be broken and another that said
that he would be a living sacrifice. since a
sacrifice was sheding of the blood.jesus death was the way it was suppouse to be and we should be thankful because we so didn't deserve it
---mae on 7/9/07

Jesus was nailed to a product of a tree that was in the shape of a T that was later given the name cross. This type of Roman excution is called crucifiction. The case in point is that Jesus was Crucified for our sins.
---Marcia on 7/8/07

He was nailed to a cross Lyn, not hung on a tree. This is False JW doctrine.
---Warwick on 7/8/07

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"God so loved the world He sent His only beloved son as a sacrifice for our sins"In obedience to the father This crucifixion was told retold & in the OT & reenacted in the NT.JN3:16--Read Jn3 :11-21
---Emcee on 7/8/07

If the Sanhedrin would have stoned Jesus, the prophecies of the Bible would have been untrue. Hence He had to be hung on a tree and shed his Blood, and raise from the dead.
---Lynn on 7/8/07

David, Ultimately it was because that's what God 'decided' to do for the salvation of humans! But as to why from a human perspective, it was because those Jewish leaders hated the truth so much they wanted to kill Him, but weren't legally allowed to at that time! You can read about some historical details by typing 'thestarman' and "Why Pilate" (with quotes) into Google.
---Daniel on 2/1/06

Everything about Jesus' crucifixion was foretold. Many details were prophesied, 'no bones would be broken', his side would be pierced' etc. Reading Isaiah 53 has led many Jews to accept Jesus as their Messiah and many synagogues no longer read that chapter because they can see for themselves who it is really pointing to.
---M.P. on 2/1/06

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Jesus said no one takes my life I lay it down.
Jesus died on the Cross because He chose to be punshed for our sins the Jews the romans and you and me sent Jesus to the Cross,and he volontary stayed on the Cross. do you know that with one word ALL CREATION would have saved him the cross would have refused to bear him the nails would not have peirced his skin and the planet earth its self would have defended him..thank GOD that he chose to save us.
---willow on 2/1/06

Hard to say about his motivation, probably by this time the High Priest was powerful and a threat to Roman authoirty.
Stephen was almost certainly executed after Pilate was sent back to Rome.
---mike6553 on 1/19/06

Mike ... presumably stoning adulters was not regarded as an execution? If executins were so rare (fewer than 2 in 75 years) I wonder why Pilate felt it necessay to take away the Jews' rights to execute?
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/18/06

I`ve read, Paul Meier, that in an effort to control the Sanhedrin, Pilate took awaythe right to put a man to death.
I`m also told that the death penalty was rare, and if 2 people were executed in 75 years,it was considered a bloody council.
---mike6553 on 1/18/06

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