History of Easter: The Sanhedrin — Who was this Council?

The Greek word Συνέδριον, sunedrion, means literally “sitting together” and is usually translated as “council.” It is referred to in the New Testament alternately as “the Great Law-Court,” “the Court of Seventy-One,” and “the rulers and elders and scribes.”

It was the supreme theocratic court of the Jews. It reflected the local autonomy that first, the Greek and…

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