Why did the chief priests and elders hand Jesus over to be crucified?

Why was Jesus executed by the Roman government?

Jesus was arrested on a charge of treason and was crucified, a common form of execution for condemned criminals. To the Romans, Jesus was a troublemaker who had got his just desserts. To the Christians, however, he was a martyr and it was soon clear that the execution had made Judaea even more unstable.

What did Tiberius say about Jesus?

According to 2nd-3rd Century Christian apologist Tertullian, Tiberius went to the Senate and told the Senate the news from Palestine, that Christ was deity. The Senate rejected that Christ was deity, but Tiberius held to his word that Christ was a divinity and even threatened to punish those who accused Christians.

What religion is the Romans?

The Roman Empire was a primarily polytheistic civilization, which meant that people recognized and worshiped multiple gods and goddesses. Despite the presence of monotheistic religions within the empire, such as Judaism and early Christianity, Romans honored multiple deities.

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