Joesph Wallack




Mark 14

48   And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take me?
49   I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled.
50   And they all forsook him, and fled.
51   And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him:
52   And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
53   And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.

Matthew 26

55   In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me.
56   But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.
57   And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Luke 22

52   Then Jesus said unto the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and the elders, which were come to him, Be ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and staves?
53   When I was daily with you in the temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.
54   Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high priest's house. And Peter followed afar off.

John 18

12   Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him,
13   And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year.


Brought to Annas first. Annas head of special investigatory commission. Bribed people to abuse Jesus.

WHERE was Jesus first brought to?

Mark ― Caiaphas

Matthew ― Caiaphas

Luke ― Caiaphas

John ― Annas



Mark ― After all the disciples flee only a young man wearing only a linen cloth still follows Jesus. Other young men grab him by the cloth and he runs away leaving them holding the cloth.

Matthew ― None.

Luke ― None.

John ― None.

Emmerich ― None.


WHERE was Jesus first brought to?

Caiaphas vs. Annas.


WAS there a funny/embarrassing incident?

Yes vs. No.


WHERE was Jesus first brought to?

Gibson chose to have Jesus first brought to Annas thereby increasing Jesus' suffering and Jewish guilt.


Gibson chose not to show a funny/embarrassing incident which would have provided some comic relief to an otherwise scene that was past being tense.

FAITH, n. Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.


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