Matthew, Chapter 26b-27
The Arrest & Trial of Yeshu – After the Fact Concocted Myths for Pro-Roman, Anti-Jewish Purposes.
This class serves as an introduction into the Gospel rendition of the story.
Readings for this class are from:
1. The Passover Plot by Hugh Schonfeld
2. The Trial of Jesus of Nazareth by S.G.F. Brandon
3. Holy Blood, Holy Grail by M. Baigent, R. Leigh & H. Lincoln
A number of Christian theologians and historians question the historicity of the Gospel account of the arrest and trial of Yeshu. This class reviews these skepticisms.
The purpose of the Gospel renditions is to excoriate the Jews and at the same time exonerate the Romans. However, this revision clearly negates the actual factual evidence so clearly expressed in the readings taken for this class.
This class shows how the skepticism and questions that are raised by Jewish scholarship on this subject are equally shared by many Christian theologians as well.
Reference to the Holy Blood scenario. Was Barabbas the son of Yeshu. Was there a real plot? What was it?
Further proof of Yeshu's apostles being involved with the Zealot movement.