It seems in the New Testament Gospels that Jesus had it out for the Pharisees and vice versa. However, Trevan Hatch, a Biblical Studies and Jewish Studies Scholar at Brigham Young University, says otherwise.
Who Killed Jesus?
Obviously, the Romans ultimately crucified Jesus, but who were the few within Jerusalem that helped make the choice that Jesus, not Barabbas, should be the one crucified?
We also cover the power dynamics of the major Jewish sects at the time of Jesus; the Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes, as well as Jesus' interactions with the former two groups.