Complexities Directly Related to the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

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There were a number of complexities directly related to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The majority of these pertain not only to the reason for his crucifixion but also for popular interpretation of this act and the significance attributed to it. Jesus taught and did much that was contrary to both Jewish and Roman conceptions of law and religion. Many of his transgressions were also directly related to the nature of his death and the significance it would later on take. Both Romans and Jews sought Jesus' death because he was ecclesiastically and politically subversive, professing a tolerance and equality that was ultimately proven by the dramatic nature of his death and its consequences. Although each respective group had its own reasons for the execution of Jesus, there were definite commonalities existent in the reasons both Jewish and Roman people desired his elimination. Central to these commonalities were conceptions of the day regarding both law and religion, which were closely intertwined. Therefore, Jesus's teachings and practices that violated the nature of religion were also widely considered criminal or legal violations as well. The Jews in particular desired Jesus' punishment because many of his teachings contradicted their religious practices, such as his transgressions regarding laboring on the Sabbath and their rules of human purity and cleanliness, which Jesus disregarded by claiming that he was the son of God and eating and dwelling among many who were

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