Jesus’ Trial Continues

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

Pilate ordered Jesus scourged, the soldiers placed a crown of thorns on His head, He was crucified and buried by Joseph of Arimathea. The scourging, the mocking, the crown of thorns and purple robe, the ridiculing in hailing Him King of the Jews, and the physical blows on His face—these were all part of Jesus’ deep humiliation as He was identified with human sin as the Servant of the Lord (Isa. 50:6; 52:14–53:6). Pilate’s attempt to release Jesus by comparing Him to Barabbas, the murderer failed. He attempted another form of compromise by having Jesus scourged. He had hoped that the crowd would be satisfied with the cruel and degrading scourging and call for His release. It did not work!