Trials and death of Jesus

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Religious leaders wanted to kill Jesus. They accused Jesus of blasphemy and tried him before the Sanhedrin, a council of Jewish leaders. They condemned Jesus and handed him over to the Romans.

A Roman governor named Pilate also tried Jesus. He wanted to release Jesus. But when the Jews threatened to riot, Pilate condemned Jesus to death on a cross.

Death by crucifixion

Jesus was sentenced to death by crucifixion. He was beaten by Roman soldiers, scourged, stripped, and nailed to a cross. He was crucified between two robbers, and died.

His body was placed in the new tomb of a rich man named Joseph of Arimathea. Jesus had promised the disciples he would come back after he died. His enemies knew this. So, to prevent anyone from stealing the body, they had soldiers guard the tomb of Jesus.


On the third day after Jesus died, an angel descended, and the soldiers fled. The disciples came and found an empty tomb. Jesus had risen from the dead!

He later appeared to many believers, commanding them to teach and baptize others.

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