This week we focused on the physical context of the “trial” of Jesus in the home/palace of the High Priest (Caiaphas) while Peter stood outside in the courtyard denying Him. We discussed the Sanhedrin as a law-enforcing group within Judaism, as well as their inability to follow their own rules. We briefly reviewed the literary technique called “Markan Sandwiches,” since the Trial/Denial scene constitutes one of three “sandwiches” in chapter 14.
To learn more about Mark’s “sandwiching” technique,
read this article in Novum Testamentum by James R. Edwards:
“Markan Sandwiches: The Significance of Interpolations in Markan Narratives.”
>>Click here to read today’s text in NIV, KJV, and NASB: Mark 14:53-65 <<
Background to the “Trial” of Jesus by the Sanhedrin
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Video Clip from David Suchet’s “In the Footsteps of St. Peter, Part I”:
Click here to watch the full-length documentary:
“In the Footsteps of St. Peter, Episode 1.”