big lies • “the Romans did it”

At Sanhedrin 43a the Torah boasts that the Sanhedrin convicted Jesus and, at the Jewish court’s instigation, He was crucified, “hanged,” even though the Romans were “inclined toward acquittal” of Jesus; therefore Jewish denial and blame-shifting to the Romans is a lie. The infamous Toldoth Yeschu, Maimonides’ Hilkoth Akun V, 3 and Letter to Yemen), and the 1905 Jewish Encyclopedia (page 170), all boast of Jewish responsibility for Christ’s death.

larger scanned image of Sanhedrin 43a here

Staggering in their hypocrisy, the rabbis publicly deny collective Jewish responsibility for the knowing (“This is the heir; come let us kill him; and the inheritance shall be ours” Mark 12:7) judicial murder of their Messiah. Meanwhile they impute “collective guilt” and profiteer billions in “reparations” from Germans who weren’t even alive in World War 2.


Of course, they always have an excuse for violating even their own laws. From the Talmud, Shevuot 39a:


“Kol Yisrael areivim zeh ba-zeh”

“All Jews are responsible for each other”




See also:

The Collective Guilt Canard, by Maurice Pinay, March 27, 2016


Blaming the Romans for the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ by Michael Hoffman, March 24, 2016,




…he that hath delivered me to thee,hath the greater sin.John 19:11


Besides Jesus’ clear language in John 19:11-12, consider Matthew 27:25:


And the whole people answering, said:

His blood be upon us and our children.


Then consider the Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition on Matthew 27:25:


Ver. 25. All the people answered: his blood be upon us, and upon our children which continues, saith St. Jerome, to this day. Then Pilate delivered to them Jesus to be crucified. (Witham) • This blasphemous prayer continues to this day, and will continue a protracted curse upon the Jews, and upon their posterity. (Origen) • Behold the insanity of the Jews! Their passion and pertinacious obstinacy will not suffer them to see and understand: they draw down curses upon themselves in these terrible imprecations: his blood be upon us and upon our children. Still the God of all mercies did not literally comply with their impious prayer. For, of these children he selected some for himself; amongst the rest even Paul, and many thousands who were converted at Jerusalem. (St. Chrysostom)

Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition





While the Jewish media insist “the Romans did it,” Israelis boast about responsibility for the judicial murder of Jesus Christ.


November 18, 2006, Swedish human rights worker beaten, 5 Palestinians (including a 3-year-old child) beaten and stoned while the assailants chanted, “We killed Jesus and we’ll kill you too!”



“We killed Jesus and we’ll kill you too!”



February 6, 2007, Israeli ‘settler’ harasses Palestinians on their own land, “You and your f@#king Jesus can kiss my a$%....We killed Jesus and we’re proud of it...”





“You and your f@#king Jesus can kiss my a$%....

We killed Jesus and we’re proud of it...”







“On Passover Eve they hanged Jesus of Nazareth. And the herald went out before him for forty days: ‘Jesus of Nazareth is going out to be stoned because he practiced sorcery, incited [to idol worship] and led Israel astray. Whoever knows an argument in his favor should come and argue on his behalf.’ But they did not find an argument in his favor, and they hanged him on Passover Eve ... Jesus ... had close connections with the non-Jewish authorities, and those authorities were interested in his acquittal. Thus it was necessary to give him all the opportunity to clear himself, so that the justice of his conviction not be challenged ... Was Jesus of Nazareth deserving of a search for an argument in his favor? He was an inciter, and the Torah (lit., ‘the Merciful’) says: ‘You shall not spare, nor shall you conceal him!’”

Babylonian Talmud, Sanhedrin 43a, Steinsaltz edition, Vol XVII, Part III


“... some medieval apologists for Judaism, as Nachmanides and Salman Zebi, ... [asserted] that the ‘Yeshu’ mentioned in the Talmud was not identical with Jesus; this, however, is merely a subterfuge.”

Jewish Encyclopedia, entry for “Jesus of Nazareth”



“... the Talmud is here offering a subtle commentary upon Jesus’ political connections. The Gospels portray the Roman governor Pontius Pilate as going to great lengths to spare Jesus (Mark 15:6-15). Although this passage may well have been written to appease the Roman authorities and blame the Jews, the Talmudic passage points in the same direction… the passage suggests rabbinic willingness to take responsibility for the execution of Jesus. No effort is made to pin his death upon the Romans. In all likelihood, the passage in question emanates from fourth-century Babylon, then the center of Talmudic scholarship, and beyond the reach of both Rome and Christianity. Although several hundred years had elapsed since the lifetime of Jesus, and therefore this is not at all a contemporary source, the Talmudic passage indicates rabbinic willingness to acknowledge, at least in principle, that in a Jewish court and in a Jewish land, a real-life Jesus would indeed have been executed.…”

“Jesus in the Talmud,” Steven Bayme, American Jewish Committee National Director, September 24, 2003



“The very fact that the Talmud's claim of Jesus’ closeness to the Roman government reflects some knowledge ... of the New Testament narrative, particularly of John’s version of it ... this detail exonerates the Roman government from the blame of Jesus’ condemnation and consequently, adopting the Gospels’ message, puts the thrust of the accusation on the Jews ... What we then have here in the [Babylonian Talmud] is a powerful confirmation of the New Testament Passion narrative, a creative rereading, however, that not only knows some of its distinct details but proudly proclaims Jewish responsibility of Jesus’ execution.…

“Finally, as to the [Talmud] narratives about Jesus’ execution, the fate of his disciples, and Jesus’ punishment in hell, there can be no doubt that they are talking about Jesus/Jesus the Nazarene ... One major result of our survey of the talmudic manuscripts was the finding that the Jesus passages abound in the manuscripts not only before the implementation of Christian censorship but even thereafter. This evidence strongly suggests that indeed Jesus of Nazareth is the original [subject] of our Bavli [Babylonian Talmud] stories and that the available manuscripts do reflect the earliest possible form of our stories.”  Jesus in the Talmud by Princeton Professor and Director of Judaic Studies Peter Schafer, ISBN 9780691129266, pp.73-74 & pp.142-143, available at http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Talmud-Peter-Schafer/dp/0691129266


Schafer not only adduces the explicit references to Jesus of Nazareth, but he also traces the code words used in the Talmud editions expurgated and sanitized for Gentile consumption. Schafer traces from edition to tractate to folio how “Balaam,” “that man,” “the carpenter,” “ben Pandera” (son of Pandera), the blank spaces, and the rest of the code words refer to Jesus of Nazareth. So, as has so many times been demonstrated, Schafer shows the Talmud teaches that Jesus was a mamzer [bastard] conceived adulterously in niddah [menstrual filth] by a Roman soldier named Pandera [Kallah 51a] of a whore [Sanhedrin 106a] and that He is now in Hell boiling in feces and, in some editions because Jesus is accused of sexual perversion, semen [Gittin 57a]. Schafer documents much more, including the Talmud claim that the Sanhedrin justly executed Jesus because he was an idolater [Sanhedrin 43a] who worshipped a brick [Sanhedrin 67a], even boasting that the Sanhedrin overcame Roman opposition to the execution of Jesus [Sanhedrin 43a].



Censorship of rabbinic texts has historically presented rabbinic apologists with the opportunity to dissemble claiming that the “Talmud doesn't say anything bad about Jesus” by referring to censored Talmud texts. Meanwhile, the rabbis passed Chesronos HaShas among each other which contained the censored passages so they could continue teaching the hateful anti-Christian teachings that the censors hid.


The New Testament describes the plotting and fixes blame upon the Pharisees (John 11:47-53, John 18:14). See also:


  • They plotted to have Him delivered to the chief priest and condemned to death (Mark 10:33, Matthew 20:18-19, Luke 18:31-33).
  • They plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and to kill him (Matthew 26:4, Luke 22:2, John 7:1).
  • “And the chief priests and the whole council sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death” (Matthew 26:59).
  • Jesus openly asked them, “Why seek you to kill me?” (John 7:20).
  • It was obvious also to the people, who asked, “Is not this he whom they seek to kill?” (John 7:25).
  • The “chief priests and elders took counsel against Jesus to put him to death” and “delivered him to Pilate” (Matthew 27:1-2, Mark 15:1, Luke 23:1).
  • “Pilate knew that because of envy they had delivered him up” (Matthew 27:18, Mark 15:10).
  • “seeking to destroy him” (Mark 11:18, Luke 19:47).
  • Pilate asked them, “What are you willing to give to me to deliver him up to you?” The “chief priests and elders persuaded the multitudes to ask for Barabbas and put Jesus to death” (Matthew 27:20, Mark 15:11, Luke 23:18, John 18:40).
  • “…And they shouted, ‘crucify him!’ and ‘he ought to die’” (Matthew 27:22-23, Mark 15:13-14, Luke 23:21-23, John 19:6-7).
  • Pilate “delivered Jesus to their will” (Matthew 27:26, Mark 15:15, Luke 23:24-25).
  • The Jews acknowledged their responsibility: “His blood be upon us and upon our children” (Matthew 27:25).
  • Jesus confirmed to Pilate that the sin of the Jewish leaders was greater than that of Pilate in buckling to Jewish pressure. Jesus said, “For this reason he who delivered me up to you has the greater sin” (John 19:11-12).
  • “… the chief priests and rulers delivered him up to the sentence of death and crucified Him” (Luke 24:20).
  • St. Peter spoke to them of the death of Jesus whom “ye have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain” (Acts 2:23), Jesus, “whom ye have crucified” (Acts 2:36).
  • “… but ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you and killed the Prince of Life.” (Acts 3:14)
  • St. Peter tells the high priest and rulers that they are guilty for the spilling of the blood “of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified” (Acts 4:10).
  • “The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom ye slew and hanged on a tree” (Acts 5:30).
  • St. Stephen told the Jews they were Jesus’ “betrayers and murderers” (Acts 7:52).
  • St. Paul testified, “And finding no cause of death in him, they desired of Pilate, that they might kill him” (Acts 13:28) and that the Jews “…both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men” (1 Thessalonians 2:14-16).


Even the parable of the vineyard and the husbandmen (Matthew 21:38 , Mark 12:7) makes it clear.

"But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance."


Hear ye another parable. There was a man, an householder, who planted a vineyard, and made a hedge round about it, and dug in it a press, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen; and went into a strange country. And when the time of the fruits drew nigh, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits thereof. And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again he sent other servants more than the former; and they did to them in like manner. And last of all he sent to them his son, saying: They will reverence my son. But the husbandmen seeing the son, said among themselves: This is the heir: come, let us kill him, and we shall have his inheritance. And taking him, they cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed him. When therefore the lord of the vineyard shall come, what will he do to those husbandmen? Mathew 21:33-39




  1. the murderers knew he was the Son — “This is the heir.”
  2. they plotted to kill Him “to have his inheritance.”


Think about that. What will He do to those husbandmen?


Mark 12:9 answers:


“He will come and destroy those husbandmen;

and will give the vineyard to others.”