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Ante-Nicene Fathers. Volume 9: The Gospel of Peter, the Diatessaron of Tatian, the Apocalypse of Peter, the Vision of Paul, the Apocalypse of the Virgin and Sedrach, the Testament of Abraham, the Acts of Xanthippe and Polyxena, the Narrative of Zosimus, the Apology of Aristides, the Epistles of Clement (complete text), Origen’s Commentary of John, Books 1-10, and Commentary on Matthew, Books 1, 2, and 10-14, ed. Alexander Roberts and James Donaldson. Revised and Chronologically arranged with brief prefaces and occasional notes by A. Cleveland Coxe (New York: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1896-97).
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§ 50Lk. 23, 4.Lk. 23, 5.1And Pilate said unto the chief priests and the multitude, I have not found2 against this man anything. But they cried out and said, He hath disquieted3 our people with his teaching in all Judæa, and he began4 from Galilee and unto this3 place. And Pilate, when he heard the name of Galilee, asked,Lk. 23, 6.Lk. 23, 7. Is this man a Galilæan?4 And when he learned that he was under the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him to Herod: for he was in Jerusalem in those days.
Lk. 23, 8.5And Herod, when he saw Jesus, rejoiced exceedingly: for he had desired to see him for a long time, because he had heard regarding him many things; and he counted on56 seeing some sign from him.Arabic, p. 189 And he questioned him with many words;Lk. 23, 9.Lk. 23, 10.Lk. 23, 11. but7 Jesus answered him not a word. And the scribes and chief priests were8 standing by, and they accused him vehemently. And Herod scoffed at him, he and his servants; and when he had scoffed at him, he clothed him in robes of scarlet,9 and sent him to Pilate. And on that day Pilate and Herod became friends,Lk. 23, 12. there having been6 enmity between them before that.
Lk. 23, 13.Lk. 23, 14.10, 11And Pilate called the chief priests and the rulers of the people, and said unto them, Ye brought unto me this man, as the perverter of your people: and I have tried him before you, and have not found in this man any cause7 of all that ye12 seek8 against him: nor yet Herod: for I sent him unto him;Lk. 23, 15.Lk. 23, 16.Lk. 23, 18a.Mk. 15, 3a.Mt. 27, 12.Mt. 27, 13.Mt. 27, 14. and he hath done13 nothing for which he should deserve death. So now I will chastise him, and let14, 15 him go. The multitude all cried out and said, Take him from us, take him. And16 the chief priests and the elders accused him of many things. And during their17 accusation he answered not a word. Then Pilate said unto him, Hearest thou not18 how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him not, not even one word: and Pilate marvelled at that.
Mt. 27, 19.19And when the judge sat on his tribune, his wife sent unto him, and said unto him, See that thou have nothing to do with that righteous man: for I have suffered much in my dream9 to-day because of him.
Mt. 27, 15.Mt. 27, 16.Mt. 27, 17a.Jo. 18, 39.20And at every feast the custom of the judge was to release to the people one21 prisoner, him whom they would. And there was in their prison a well-known prisoner,22, 23 called Barabbas. And when they assembled, Pilate said unto them, Ye have a custom, that I should release unto you a prisoner at the passover: will ye that I24 release unto you the King of the Jews? And they all cried out and said,Jo. 18, 40. Release not unto us this man, but release unto us Barabbas. And this Barabbas was a25 robber,Arabic, p. 190 who for sedition10Lk. 23, 19. and murder, which was in the city, was cast into the 26prison. And all the people cried out and began to ask him to do as the custom was27 that he should do with them. And Pilate answered and said unto them,Mk. 15, 8.Mk. 15, 9a.Mt. 27, 17b. Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called the Messiah, the28 King of the Jews? For Pilate knew that envy had moved them to deliver him up.29 And the chief priests and the elders asked the multitudes to deliver Barabbas,Mt. 27, 18.Mt. 27, 20.Mt. 27, 21.Mt. 27, 22a.Mk. 15, 13.Lk. 23, 20.Lk. 23, 21.Lk. 23, 22. and30 to destroy Jesus. The judge answered and said unto them, Whom of the two will31 ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate said unto them, And32 Jesus which is called the Messiah, what shall I do with him? They all cried out33 and said, Crucify him. And Pilate spake to them again, for he desired to release34 Jesus; but they cried out and said, Crucify him, crucify him, and release unto us35 Barabbas. And Pilate said unto them a third time, What evil hath this man done? I have not found in him any cause1 to necessitate death: I will chastise him and36 let him go. But they increased in importunity2 with a loud voice,Lk. 23, 23. and asked him to crucify him. And their voice, and the voice of the chief priests, prevailed.37 Then Pilate released unto them that one who was cast into prison for sedition and murder, Barabbas, whom they asked for:Mk. 15, 15a.Lk. 23, 25a.Mt. 27, 26b.Mt. 27, 27.Mt. 27, 28.Jo. 19, 2.Mt. 27, 29b. and he scourged Jesus with whips.3
38Then the footsoldiers of the judge took Jesus, and went into the prætorium, and39 gathered unto him all of the footsoldiers. And they stripped him, and put on40 him a scarlet cloak.Arabic, p. 191 And they clothed him in garments of purple, and plaited41 a crown of thorns, and placed it on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and while they mocked at him and laughed, they fell down on their knees before him, and bowed42 down to4 him, and said, Hail,5 King of the Jews!Mt. 27, 30.Jo. 19, 3b.Jo. 19, 4.Jo. 19, 5. And they spat in his face, and took the reed from his hand, and struck him on his head, and smote his cheeks.43 And Pilate went forth without again, and said unto the Jews, I bring him forth to44 you, that ye may know that I do not find, in examining6 him, even one crime.7 And Jesus went forth without, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple garments.45 Pilate said unto them, Behold, the man!Jo. 19, 6. And when the chief priests and the soldiers8 saw him, they cried out and said, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate said unto them, Take him yourselves, and crucify him: for I find not a cause9 against46 him. The Jews said unto him, We have a law, and according to our law he deserves47 death, because he made himself the Son of God.Jo. 19, 7.Jo. 19, 8.Jo. 19, 9.Jo. 19, 10. And when Pilate heard this word,48 his fear increased; and he entered again into the porch, and said to Jesus, Whence49 art thou? But Jesus answered him not a word. Pilate said unto him, Speakest10 thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have authority to release thee, and have50 authority to crucify thee? Jesus said unto him,Jo. 19, 11. Thou hast not any11 authority over me, if thou wert not given it from above: therefore the sin of him that delivered51 me up unto thee is greater than thy sin. And for this word Pilate wished to release him: but the Jews cried out, If thou let him go, thou art not a friend of Cæsar:Jo. 19, 12. for every one that maketh himself a king is against Cæsar.