How is the “trial” of Jesus a mockery of Old Testament court procedure? What is the final verdict based upon? How is Jesus treated once he is convicted?
We know of many instances where prisoners are treated shamefully by guards or captors. The torture and mistreatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq by US forces in 2003-2004 created a global scandal. There have been charges of torture and mistreatment of prisoners at the US detention facility at Guantanamo, Cuba, and guards at Cook County Jail (IL) routinely beat up inmates. Women are often victims of rape by those assigned to guard them. Why do you think those in authority authorize (or at least allow) mistreatment to occur?
What do you think we are to take away from the accounts of Jesus’ mistreatment?