JERUSALEM, April 2 – There was more intrigue today when Gov. Pontius Pilot of Judea rejected the notion of a Jewish plot to kill zealot Jesus of Nazareth, new darling of the masses with seats increasingly difficult to obtain.
“It is a bit far-fetched,” Pilot said, “to believe the Sanhedrin would consider hiring assassins, especially when they are probably overwhelmed preparing for their Feast of Passover.
“This young man Jesus has a lively following, but has not broken any laws,” Pilot continued. “His remarks may seem extreme to Jewish fundamentalists, but hardly worthy of murder.… Read More