Gospel Parallels: Jesus Is Silent When Questioned
Mark 15.3–4 || Matt 27.12 || Luke 23.6–12
Parallel is from Aland’s Synopsis of the Four Gospels, parallel #337
Then the chief priests began to accuse him repeatedly. So Pilate asked him again, “Have you nothing to say? See how many charges they are bringing against you!” (Mark 15.3–4 NET)
But when he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he did not respond. (Matthew 27.12 NET)
Now when Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. When he learned that he was from Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who also happened to be in Jerusalem at that time. When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him and was hoping to see him perform some miraculous sign. So Herod questioned him at considerable length; Jesus gave him no answer. The chief priests and the experts in the law were there, vehemently accusing him. Even Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, dressing him in elegant clothes, Herod sent him back to Pilate. That very day Herod and Pilate became friends with each other, for prior to this they had been enemies. (Luke 23.6–12 NET)
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