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Mary, Mother of Jesus – Summary

Mary, Mother of Jesus – Summary

May 5, 2014

Mary, or Virgin Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ, a Jewish woman of Nazareth in Galilee. While betrothed to Joseph the angel Gabriel told Mary that she had ‘found favour with God’ and that she should ‘conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.’ Mary, asking the angel how this could be, since she knew...

Was the Examination of Jesus Illegal?

Was the Examination of Jesus Illegal?

Apr 22, 2013

SOURCE: THE TRIAL OF JESUS FROM A LAWYER’S STANDPOINT by WALTER M. CHANDLER OF THE NEW YORK BAR LAW “Now the Jewish law prohibited all proceedings by night.”—Dupin, “Jesus Devant Caïphe et Pilate.” “Be not a sole judge, for there is no sole judge but One.”—Mishna, Pirke Aboth IV. 8. “A principle perpetually...

Was the Arrest of Jesus Illegal?

Was the Arrest of Jesus Illegal?

Mar 31, 2013

SOURCE: THE TRIAL OF JESUS FROM A LAWYER’S STANDPOINT by WALTER M. CHANDLER OF THE NEW YORK BAR LAW “Now the Jewish law prohibited all proceedings by night.”—Dupin, “Jesus Devant Caïphe et Pilate.” “The testimony of an accomplice is not permissible by Rabbinic law both propter affectum and propter delictum, and no man’s...

Birth of Jesus Christ

Birth of Jesus Christ

Dec 22, 2012

The Birth of Jesus as recorded in the ‘The Gospel According to St. Luke’ King James version of the Bible: And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city....

Was the Indictment Against Jesus Illegal?

Was the Indictment Against Jesus Illegal?

Apr 24, 2012

SOURCE: THE TRIAL OF JESUS FROM A LAWYER’S STANDPOINT by WALTER M. CHANDLER OF THE NEW YORK BAR LAW “The entire criminal procedure of the Mosaic Code rests upon four rules: certainty in the indictment; publicity in the discussion; full freedom granted to the accused; and assurance against all dangers or errors of testimony.”—Salvador,...

Were Proceedings During the Night Against Jesus Illegal?

Were Proceedings During the Night Against Jesus Illegal?

Apr 1, 2012

SOURCE: THE TRIAL OF JESUS FROM A LAWYER’S STANDPOINT by WALTER M. CHANDLER OF THE NEW YORK BAR LAW “Let a capital offence be tried during the day, but suspend it at night.”—Mishna, Sanhedrin IV. 1. “Criminal cases can be acted upon by the various courts during day time only, by the Lesser Synhedrions from the close of the morning...