Very quickly, Jesus went from being lauded as king and loved as rabbi to being betrayed, spat on, and tortured. And that was just the beginning.
Day One: The Triumphal Entry
The triumphal entry is that of Jesus coming into Jerusalem on what we know as Palm Sunday, the Sunday before the crucifixion (John 12:1, 12). The story of the triumphal entry is one of the few incidents in the life of Jesus which appears in all four Gospel accounts...
Day Two: The Passion of the Christ
The movie "The Passion of the Christ" was, for the most part, Biblically accurate. There are a few scenes in which "artistic license" was taken, but it was within the scope of the Biblical account...
For more, see: "Why did Jesus have to experience so much suffering?"
Day Three: Trials
The night of Jesus' arrest, He was brought before Annas, Caiaphas, and an assembly of religious leaders called the Sanhedrin. After this He was taken before Pilate, the Roman Governor, sent off to Herod, and returned to Pilate, who finally sentenced Him to death...
For more, see: "What happened during Jesus' last hours before His death?"
Day Four: 39 Lashes
Just before His crucifixion, Jesus was scourged by the Romans. The Bible does not directly indicate how many lashes Jesus received. Deuteronomy 25:3 states that a criminal should not receive more than forty lashes...
For more, see: "Crucifixion: Why was Jesus' death so violent?"
Day Five: The Crown of Thorns
After Jesus' sham trials and subsequent flogging, and before He was crucified, the Roman soldiers "twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on His head. They put a staff in His right hand and knelt in front of Him and mocked Him. 'Hail, king of the Jews!' they said"...
Day Six: The Day of Crucifixion
All four Gospels state that Jesus was crucified on the Day of Preparation. Mark, Luke, and John all state that the following day was the Sabbath. John's account uses this wording: "It was the day of Preparation of the Passover"...
For more, see: "In what year did Jesus die?"
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