Jesus’ Trial Illustrated from Talmud and Roman Law

Septimus Buss [1836-1914], The Trial of Jesus Illustrated from Talmud and Roman LawIn this fascinating little book Septimus Buss conducts a forensic analysis of the details of the trial of Jesus against their Jewish and Roman background. It would provide a good starting point for a deeper study of the subject. This title is in the public domain.

Septimus Buss [1836-1914], The Trial of Jesus Illustrated from Talmud and Roman Law. London: SPCK, 1906. Hbk. pp.125. [Click to visit the download page]

Table of Contents

  • The Trial of Jesus Arranged Consecutively from the Four Gospels
  1. Reasons For opposition to Jesus
  2. Order For Arrest at the Feast of Tabernacles
  3. Attempts on the Life of Jesus
  4. The Four Meetings of Sanhedrists
  5. The First Meeting of the Sanhedrin
  6. The Meeting on Wednesday before the Passover (Judas offer to betray)
  7. The Arrest in Gethsemane
  8. Attempts at Rescue
  9. The Examination Before Annas
  10. The Mishna
  11. Extracts from the Mishnah
  12. Before Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin
  13. Importance of Witnesses
  14. Many False Witnesses
  15. Second Before Caiaphas – Two Witnesses
  16. Yes are All Witnesses (The Tetragrammaton)
  17. Meeting at Daybreak
  18. The Supremacy of Roman
  19. Accusatio, or Nominis Receptio
  20. Interrogatio
  21. Excusatio, or Apologia
  22. Sentence of Acquital, or Absolutio
  23. Remission to Herod
  24. After Proceedings
  25. Summary

Introduction

The death of the Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary has been justly regarded as the most momentous event the world ever witnessed. It divides, as by a sharp line, ancient from modern history, The birth of Jesus inaugurated a new era. “His tomb,” says Lamartine, “was the grave of the old world and the cradle of the new.” Certainly no event that ever happened in all history has exercised so vast an influence as this. Whether the death of Jesus be looked at from the orthodox Christian point of view, as the atonement for the sin of the world, and the reconciliation of God and man, – or be regarded coldly as the condemnation of a Just Man who introduced a new and valuable form of ethical teaching,-or be designated merely as the execution of a Mesith, or seducer of the people, no one has ever doubted…

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Allison A. Trites on the Transfiguration of Jesus

The Transfiguration by Raphael
The Transfiguration by Raphael (Source: Wikipedia)

I am very pleased to me able to make available Professor Allison A. Trites article on the Transfiguration of Jesus.

Allison A. Trites, “The Transfiguration of Jesus: The Gospel in Microcosm,” The Evangelical Quarterly 51.2 (1979): 67-79. Click to download the complete article in PDF.

My thanks to Professor Trites for his kind permission to upload this article.

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This s part of my ongoing project to digitise and upload the back-issues of The Evangelical Quarterly, which requires me to contact each author (or his/her executor) and obtain their permission. If you are the author or know the author of any article not currently only please contact me.

Tyndale House News – April 2017

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Reproduced by permission of Tyndale House Communications Dept.

The Greek New Testament: Produced at Tyndale House

Dr Dirk Jongkind, Senior Research Fellow in New Testament

We are approaching the end of nearly a decade’s work producing a new edition of the Greek New Testament as the entire finished text has been submitted this month to the publishers, Crossway. This work has been headed up by Dr Dirk Jongkind, Senior Research Fellow in New Testament, who has recently become our Academic Vice Principal. Involving about 30 researchers in different ways, this edition is seeking to present the most accurate ever printing of the New Testament scriptures based on a careful study of scribal habit.

Read more at the start of Dirk’s blog.


Writing Lines: T-S D1.108 and the Song of Moses

Read this fascinating article about a manuscript in the Cairo Genizah. Written by Tyndale House Research Associate Kim Phillips Writing Lines: T-S D1.108 and the Song of Moses has been selected as fragment of the month at Cambridge University Library.


Historical evidence that Jesus lived and died: Guardian Article

Did you miss Dr Simon Gathercole’s article, former Tyndale House reader, during the Easter period? Written in the Guardian’s world news section on Easter Sunday read his article What is the historical evidence that Jesus Christ lived and died?


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