The Trial of Jesus (Novi Testamenti)

The trial of Jesus reveals many unexplored historical aspects of potentiality of law

Do not judge so that you may not be judged (Mathew 7:1)

The radical critique of every judgment is an essential teaching of Jesus (Giorgio Agamben)

Excerpt From
Pilate and Jesus
Giorgio Agamben & Adam Kotsko. “why must the one who does not judge be submitted to the judgment of a judge, the eternal kingdom be “handed over” to the judgment of the earthly kingdom?”

Pilate remains innocent here too like Jesus in the sense he only has one earthly will to obey while Jesus possessing two wills (divine will and word of flesh made in him)

The witticism of pilate could be seen in his response to Jesus quest for truth?

Pilate asked Jesus? “what is truth?” as Agamben further analysis shows that the truth doesn’t exist on earth that is what pilate emphasized

The messianic truth belonging to other world than the earthly one reminds one of Nietzsche’s rebellion in the preaching of Zarathustra

The truth Jesus was seeking as it is and will always be an Enigma as Agamben further points out in his book in the following passage

All that can be imagined is the purple rob, crown of thorns, the reed for a scepter, the screaming: “judge!”- He who has not come to judge the world but to save it.

Jesus finds himself, precisely for this reason, having to respond in a trial, to submit to a judgment, which has alter ego, pilate in the end will not pronounce therefore justice and salvation cannot be reconciled.”

In history, the Judgement was impossible and implacable at the trial of Jesus


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