Re: Times of the Gentiles
Jesus ran afoul of the High Priest, who was a Saducee and a Roman toady. He saw Jesus as someone who would rebel against the existing order and threaten the priest's position. Of this I have no doubt. When the Jews did rebel against Rome in 66, the first thing they did was remove to (Rome-appointed) High Priest from power.
Originally Posted by John146
Blaming the "scribes" and "elders" (Pharisees?) or the regular people, who disliked the Roman presence and their appointed High Priest? That kinda flies in the face of history.
Hear the word of the Lord, O nations, and declare it on the islands from afar, and say, "He Who scattered Israel will gather them together and watch them as a shepherd his flock."