08 October 2010

Tragic Irony

John 18:28:
They themselves did not enter the governor's headquarters, so that they would not be defiled, but could eat the Passover.
Carson comments:
The Jews take elaborate precautions to avoid ritual contamination in order to eat the Passover, at the very time they are busy manipulating the judicial system to secure the death of him who alone is the true Passover.
--D. A. Carson, The Gospel according to John (PNTC; Eerdmans 1991), 589

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