PROOFS JESUS
DIED
JESUS' APOSTLE JUDAS, IDENTIFIED HIM:  Matthew 26:47-54 ~ While he was still speaking, Judas, one
of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests
and the elders of the people. Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: "The one I kiss is the man;
arrest him." Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, "Greetings, Rabbi!" and kissed him. Jesus replied, "Friend, do
what you came for."  Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. With that, one of Jesus'
companions reached for his sword, drew it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear.  
"Put your sword back in its place," Jesus said to him, "for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Do
you think I cannot call on my Father, and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of
angels?  But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?"
 [See also Mark 14:
43-47; Luke 22:47-52; John 18:2-11]



THE POLICE HAD SEEN JESUS TEACHING OFTEN IN THE TEMPLE:  Matthew  26:55 ~  At that time
Jesus said to the crowd, "Am I leading a rebellion, that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture
me? Every day I sat in the temple courts teaching, and you did not arrest me."  
[See also Mark 14:48; Luke 22:
53; John 18:12]




THE JEWISH RULERS HAD SEEN JESUS OFTEN IN THE TEMPLE:  John 18:19-23 ~
"Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching. "I have spoken openly to the
world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said
nothing in secret. Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said." When Jesus said
this, one of the officials nearby struck him in the face. "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he
demanded. "If I said something wrong," Jesus replied, "testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth,
why did you strike me?"




WITNESSES SAID HE WAS THE REAL JESUS BUT TAUGHT BAD THINGS:  Matthew 26:59-62 ~  
"Those who had arrested Jesus took him to Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of the law and the
elders had assembled. But Peter followed him at a distance, right up to the courtyard of the high priest. He
entered and sat down with the guards to see the outcome. The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were
looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though
many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward and declared, "This fellow said, 'I am able to
destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.' " Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, "Are
you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?"  
[See also Mark 14:
53-59]




PRINCE HEROD, THE GOVERNOR OF GALILEE WHERE JESUS GREW UP, SENT FOR JESUS TO
PERFORM A MIRACLE:
 Luke 23:8-11 ~ "When Herod saw Jesus, he was greatly pleased, because for a
long time he had been wanting to see him. From what he had heard about him, he hoped to see him perform
some miracle. He plied him with many questions, but Jesus gave him no answer. The chief priests and the
teachers of the law were standing there, vehemently accusing him. Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and
mocked him. Dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate."




PILATE WAS THE GOVERNOR IN JERUSALEM. HE EXECUTEDTHE MAN THEY ALL IDENTIFIED
AS JESUS:  
Matthew 27:11-18,26 ~ "Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him,
"Are you the king of the Jews?" "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. When he was accused by the chief priests
and the elders, he gave no answer. Then Pilate asked him, "Don't you hear the testimony they are bringing
against you?" But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge—to the great amazement of the governor.
Now it was the governor's custom at the Feast to release a prisoner chosen by the crowd. At that time they had
a notorious prisoner, called Barabbas. So when the crowd had gathered, Pilate asked them, "Which one do you
want me to release to you: Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?" For he knew it was out of envy that they
had handed Jesus over to him....He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified."
[See also Mark 15:
1-15; Luke 23:1-7; 13-25; John 19:1-16]




THE JEWISH RULERS KILLED HIM FOR BLASPHEMY ~ FOR CALLING HIMSELF THE SON OF
GOD:
 Matthew 26:63-66 ~ "But Jesus remained silent. The high priest said to him, "I charge you under oath
by the living God: Tell us if you are the Christ, the Son of God." "Yes, it is as you say," Jesus replied. "But I say
to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming
on the clouds of heaven." Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, "He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we
need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?"  "He is worthy of
death," they answered.  
[See also Mark 14:60-64; Luke 22:66-71]





JUDAS HUNG HIMSELF AND, WHEN THE PRIESTS SAW WHO HE WAS, THEY USED HIS MONEY
TO BURY HIM IN POTTER'S FIELD.  EVERYONE IN JERUSALEM KNEW ABOUT IT:
 Matthew 27:3-
10; Acts 1:18-19 ~  
When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with
remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for
I have betrayed innocent blood.”    “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”  So Judas
threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood
money.”  So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.  That is
why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.  Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was
fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them
to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”
(With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas [money] bought a field; there he fell headlong, his
body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.  Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that
field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)