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I am the Fountain of the Living Water. Whosoever shall come to Me and drink,
shall never go thirsty again, but have everlasting life. Believe it if you can... — The Son of Man.               

CHRIST IS IDENTIFIED BY HIS CHARACTERISTICS

SOME EXCERPTS FROM THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND THE HISTORICAL WRITINGS OF THE SANHEDRIN AND TALMUDS OF THE JEWS TRANSLATED FROM THE ANCIENT PARCHMENTS AND SCROLLS AT CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE VATICAN AT ROME
AN OFFICIAL RECORD BY REV. W. D. MAHAN
(Copyrighted 1923 by THE de LAURENCE COMPANY, Chicago, III., U.S.A).

CHAPTER ONE:
A SHORT SKETCH OF THE TALMUDS

The most important is the Mishna. Its name indicates what it is – the Law. It contains the laws of all nations, or a part of the laws of the various nations of the earth, such as the Jewish Sanhedrin thought were compatible with the laws of God. Its principal teachings are what we would call the moral law of God – that is to say, anything is right if God says it is right, and that is the only reason why it is right. (pp. 2-3, parag. 2)Then comes the Mechilta, which means, “government”, in the Hebrew language. This book tells of the
organization of the Sanhedrin and its powers – both the greater and the lesser; the greater to be composed of seventy and the lesser of twenty-four. These two legislative bodies had control of the whole of Jewish common wealth. Although they exercised great power, their power was not absolute. There was another court that held the highest authority of the nation. That was the court of elders and priests. This court consisted of twelve men, and its chairman was the high priest. It decided all appeals, and could not be appealed from. This is the court that tried Jesus of Nazareth; and although it was a court of appeals, capital crimes were tried by no court but this.
I will give the form of a trial of a criminal in this court, as it is given in Michilta. At the time that Jesus was tried by this court, the Jewish government had lost its executive power. This was one of the conceded points in the capitulation by Augustus Caesar. So, at this time the Roman Emperor’s consent had to be obtained, though he had to use the Jewish soldiers; for the Romans had only one hundred soldiers at Jerusalem. They were all the time engaged in war, and needed all their soldiers at home. When a criminal was brought before this court of the high priests, they went through a parliamentary trial, in order, if possible, to bring him to an acknowledgement. If they could not, he was sentenced and then sent to the Roman authority or governor for his approval. He was then sent back to the high priest and from there to the Sanhedrin, with the charges written out and the names of witnesses by which these things had been proven. If they approved the decision of the high priest, the prisoner was sent back to the high priest for his final trial. This court of twelve men wan was required by the Jewish law to fast and pray one whole day before the trial commenced, then they were required to bring the urim and thummim out of the holy place where they were kept, and to place them before the high priest. He was closely veiled, so that no one could see him, thus representing God doing his work. Then there was what was called the lactees, consisting of two men, one of whom stood at the door of the court with a red flag in his hand and the other sat on a white horse some distance on the road that led to the place of execution. Each one of these men continually cried the name of the criminal, his crime, who were the witnesses, and called upon any person who knew anything in his favour to come forward and testify. After the testimony was taken, the eleven men cast lots or voted, and the decision was shown to the high priest. As he was too holy to act of himself, but only as the mouth-piece of God, he went up to a basin or a ewer, as it is called by them, and washed his hands in token of the innocency of the court, thus testifying that the criminal’s own action had brought condemnation on himself. As soon as the soldiers saw this, they took the man to the place of execution, and there stoned him till he was dead. Not one of them was allowed to speak, not even whisper, while the execution was going on. Nothing was heard but the pelting of stones and the shrieks of the criminal. To my mind this would be one of the most awful modes of death and one that would be more likely to deter others from committing crime. (pp. 3-5, parag. 2)

First, I will notice the history of Josephus. He lived at the time and the place where Jesus, John Baptist, and all the Apostles lived. In his seven historical books, entitled “The Jewish wars, he gives an account of the sect called Zealots, who wanted Jesus to go into battle with them as their leader. Jesus spurned them and their offer, telling them that he came to be peace-maker and not the destroyer of men’s lives; that he that saved his life by the sword should lose this life and the life that was to come. He also said that the refusal of Jesus to join the insurrectionists caused a universal detestation of Jesus among the zealots and Essenes. They thought he had power to kill by the exercise of his will and his non-resistance was finally the cause of putting him to death, which they did in a most cowardly and brutal manner. – Senect. 15, in brut. 15, quintil. 3 and 12. (pp. 10-11, parag. 1, line 5)

‘There was an ancient decree that no one should be received for a deity unless he was first approved by the Senate. Tiberius, in whose time the Christian name (or religion)  had its rise, having received from Palestine, in Syria, an account of such things as manifested the truth of his (Christ’s) divinity, proposed to the Senate that he should be enrolled among the Roman gods and gave his own prerogative vote in favour of the motion. BUT THE SENATE, WITHOUT WHOSE CONSENT NO DEIFICATION COULD TAKE PLACE, REJECTED IT BECAUSE THE EMPEROR HIMSELF HAD DECLINED THE SAME HONOUR’. (pp. 18, line 3)

CHAPTER II
DR. RUBIN’S LETTER – DR. McINTOSH’S LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA – REV. W.D. MAHAN’S LETTER FROM ROME TO HIS FAMILY.