Jesus. Who wss NOT a Pharisee was put to death fir political reasons more than religious..though it was all tied together. NOT even sure that the High Priests of Herods time were even of the tribe of priests..Herid was an Idumean not even Jewish.<quoted text>This might come as a shock, but Prophets are not held in high esteem in the Old Testament. It was the Priests, who performed all religious acts. The prophets were enemies of the Priests.
The irony is that those whom opposed the Priests in Jerusalem were the Pharisees (prophets) so Jesus would have been a Pharisee and in Christianity Pharisees are hipocrites.
But Jesus knew he would be sacrificed and asked God to forgive his killers.
He was loved by many of His followers who were Jews. He preached peace and love.
Unfortunately many Jews havs been persecuted on the lie that they killed Jesus..THOUGH IF ONE LOOKS CLOSELY at those like Hitler..he was no mire a folloer of Jesus than the man in the moon.
The Jews had things ..money..land etc that they wanted. IT WAS all a sham an excuse ..in his case..he wanted all the things everyone had
Jesus never said to kill those who do Not believe inHim..that is human sin. Not Gods plan
We believe Jesus came to sacrifice for us on the Cross but to leave us with a way to come to God in love..repentance and peace.