SPECIAL TOPIC: The Night Trial of Jesus Before the Sanhedrin (Matt. 26:57-68)

A. No capital trials were to be held at night.

B. A capital trial and punishment must not occur on the same day.

C. No trials were to be held on a feast day or the eve of a feast.

D. This particular morning was reserved for the saying of phylacteries (cf. Deut. 6:8; 11:18).

E. This morning was also the time of the offering of gifts in the Temple (cf. Exod. 23:15).


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