A Kiss with Vengeance

Oct 17, 2021    Dustin Daniels

Today's text is Gethsemane’s sequel.

Today’s Scripture passage reveals the incredible accuracy of Jesus’ predictions of betrayal, suffering, dying, and rising three days later.

Jesus’ betrayal and arrest in Gethsemane are in all four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. (Matt. 26:47–56; Luke 22:47–53; John 18:2–12).

Mark’s account of this narrative once again is concise.

Mark focuses on the actions of Judas and the arrest of Jesus.

This is also the last mention of Judas in Mark’s Gospel.

All that to say this, nearly every detail of Jesus’ and arrest and trial violates the rules prescribed in Jewish law.

Why? Why was the arrest, trial, and execution of Jesus of Nazareth so blatantly manipulated?