Matthew’s Passion: Where did the crowd come from?

A crowd had gathered, a substantial crowd, a crowd that was large enough to cause a riot that the Roman garrison stationed in Jerusalem would not have been able to easily contain. This crowd was looking increasingly nasty. They had already chosen the release of a notorious criminal and condemned an innocent man in his place. But what perplexes me is where this crowd came from.

Matthew’s Passion: How do you recover from denying Jesus?

Matthew's Passion: Denial 40 blogs of Lent: 24 Matthew 26:69-75 Denial is engraved in our society. Insurance companies will tell you not to accept responsibility in an accident, even if you know you were at fault. You may be in breach of your insurance conditions if you do. In extreme conditions they may ask you …

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