As a Jewish victim of Roman violence, Jesus was crucified. All documented authorities agree on this.

Pontius Pilate, a Gentile Roman governor, sentenced him to death and had him tortured and killed by Gentile Roman soldiers. Thousands of Jews were crucified by the Romans, including Jesus.

Jesus Christ crucified on the cross
Jesus Christ crucified on the cross

The New Testament confirms this basic fact while also allowing for Jewish participation in two ways.

First, a few high-ranking Jewish officials who owed their position and power to the Romans plotted with Gentile leaders to assassinate Jesus; they were supposed to be jealous of Jesus and saw him as a challenge to the status quo.

Second, a riotous throng in Jerusalem demanded that Jesus be killed. The number of people in this mob is not specified, nor is there any explanation for their actions.

Whatever the historical circumstances, early Christian tradition consistently and increasingly blamed the Jews for Jesus’ murder, diminishing the Romans’ responsibility.

Where was Jesus between his Crucifixion and Resurrection?

According to Jesus’ omnipresent attribute, being the son of God and God himself, then He did not go anywhere between his crucifixion and resurrection.

Jesus’ soul, on the other hand, would have left His human body and gone somewhere else since He became totally human. Many people wonder about His activity throughout this time period because of this “elsewhere.”

Supporting its Biblical explanation, other possible insights on Jesus’ activity over these three days can be found in 1st Peter 3:18-22.

From the time of Noah, Jesus preached to “spirits,” according to 1st Peter 3.

During the time between His death and resurrection, some view this text as Jesus preaching to humanity, angels, or even wicked spirits.

Others have speculated that this is a reference to Christ’s prior preaching through Noah.


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