From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Thu Oct 16 1997 - 09:33:39 EDT

At 10:50 PM 10/16/97 +1000, Ward Powers wrote:
>Jonathan said,
>>Of course there is - NAI, EGW EIMI would have been very clear. I've always
>>assumed that he was avoiding saying this clearly because he was on trial for
>>blasphemy, and once he said this clearly, he would be killed.
>Well, it didn't work, Jonathan. The people at the trial acted exactly as if
>he HAD said "yes". In Matthew's account (26:65), "Then the high priest tore
>his robes and said, 'He has uttered blasphemy. Why do we still need
>witnesses? You have now heard this blasphemy.'" Similarly Mark 14:63 and
>Luke 22:71. They condemned him to death and manipulated Pilate to get the
>sentence carried out. So it would seem that they took Jesus's reply as
>clearly meaning "yes".

Kinda shoots my theory out the window, doesn't it?


Jonathan Robie
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