By J. M. Robertson
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Hint is No ever given of anything said or done or felt by Jesus on the way from the Supper to the Mount, or in the interval between the Jewish and the Eoman trials. Such a narrative cannot have been originally composed for reading. A writer, whether inventing or reproducing hearsay, would have sought to explain the strangely protracted midnight procedure of the high priest and scribes and elders would have given some thought to the time necessary between event and event would have thought of the Lord in his dungeon.
I, of the extreme improbability of the huddled sequence set § 3] A more forth. mark or less unnatural compression of events 13 is the drama, even in the hands of great masters, as Shakespeare and Ibsen and the primitive mystery-play, as might be expected, is excessively compressed, so as to conform to the recognised Greek rule that the action of a specific of ; drama should be limited to tvs^enty-four hours. " These now proceed, in the dead of the night, to " seek false witnesses," scribes and "many false witnesses" come, to no purpose, till "after- ward" come two who testify to his words about destroying the temple whereupon he is judged and buffeted, and the ; night's history ends with the episode of Peter's denial.
Have been an innovating teacher. It is quite possible, indeed, that as a bearer of the fated name he may have made the form of death said to have been Messianic claims : him suggests energetic priestly or political hostility. But of his utterances history preserves no trace even in the Talmud his story has passed into legendary form. Thus it is not even certain that " pre-Christian " Jesuism The mythic took shape round the memory of an actual man. ' In the shadow of that name its origins are hidden.