I suppose it could have been the minority that called for Caesar to crucify Him. Makes one wonder where the throngs of believers were to shout down the disbelievers now doesn't it.<quoted text>
Most of the Jews didn't reject Him...huge crowds followed Him wherever he went with some Biblical accounts numbering them from 5,000 to 10,000 and apparently you've forgotten his entrance into Jerusalem just prior to His crucifixion (the religious holiday we now celebrate as Palm Sunday). Not even all the Pharisees rejected him...remember Nicodemus, a member of the Sanhedrin? Why are the two religions now different? Pfft...I thought you claimed you were a Bible scholar and you ask a question such as that? The Jewish people of today, most of them, are operating under the belief that their Messiah has not yet come. Christians, however, recognize Jesus as the promised Messiah who said He was establishing a new covenant.
And the way you're looking at it Nicodemus constituted a majority of the Pharisees.
Ya, ya think? I've already explained why the Jews are still waiting for the Messiah.