Updated: Dec 1, 2022
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INTRODUCTION. The trial of Jesus is of special interest because it led to his crucifixion
and resurrection, a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies providing for the salvation of man and the spiritual blessings that follow. In addition, the trial is of importance from a historical view as the two ancient legal systems of the Jews and Romans greatly influenced our own modern laws. The Romans allowed their conquered nations to retain and practice their own laws as long as they were harmonious with Roman sovereignty. Thus in Jesus' trial we have an example of both the Jewish and Roman legal processes.