KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
PONTIUS PILATE AND JOSEPH OF ARIMITHEA(GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS CONSPIRE TO SAVE JESUS)
Pontius Pilate clearly did not want Jesus Christ to be killed!
Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, WHY WHAT EVIL HATH HE DONE? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I AM INNOCENT OF THE BLOOD OF THIS JUST PERSON: see ye to it.
Earlier Pontius Pilate's wife received a terrifying vision about Jesus and warned Pilate while he was on the judgment seat. The visions were obviously given from God so that Pilate could save Jesus from death. However because of the intense opposition from the angry mob he had no choice but to reluctantly allow Jesus to be nailed to the cross.
When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, HAVE THOU NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT JUST MAN: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
Although the angry mob forced Pilate to allow the crucifixion to take place, Pilate and another government official who refused to consent to the crucifixion conspired together to save Jesus' life by bringing him down from the cross in preparation for a miraculous healing.
And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.
In Joseph of Arimithea, Pontius Pilate not only found a government official opposed to the crucifixion but a man of great wealth and fortune as well.
When the even was come, there came a RICH MAN of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple:
With a Governor(Pilate) whose wife received a vision from God demanding that he have nothing to do with Jesus' death and a Counsellor who was a follower of Jesus and of whom not only refused to consent to the crucifixion but was willing to use all of his wealth and fortune if necessary in order to save Jesus' life it would only be a matter of time before the two would indeed save the life of the Messiah.
Pontius Pilate and Joseph of Arimithea obviously could not stop Jesus from being nailed to the cross but together they would make absolutely sure that he would not die on the cross. When Joseph of Arimithea asked Pontius Pilate for the body of Jesus the Greek word used is SOMA which refers to a live body.
In the Book of John Jesus refers to his body as a Temple. His followers mistakenly believed that he was referring to the Temple in Jerusalem. The biblical verse is commonly mistranslated in the following:
Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."
The Greek word that is translated as DESTROY is LYSATE.
The correct translation of Lysate in this context is to untie or to let loose.
For example in Mark 11:2 the word Lysate is translated as untie or loose.
saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie(LYSATE) it and bring it here.
Another example is John 11:44 in which LYSATE is translated as to Loosen:
And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose(Lysate) him, and let him go.
Therefore the correct translation of John 2:19 is
Jesus answered them; :Untie or Unbind this Temple( body) and i will raise it again in three days.
(His followers thought that he was going to permanently free the Temple from those that defile it in the same manner that he threw the Money Changers out of the Temple. )
This actually meant that Jesus would suffer for three days during which he would be untied and taken down from the cross and on Third day he would be healed and resurrected from Hades. The resurrection from Hades was a resurrection from the Realm of the Dead and was not a physical death.
Foreseeing this, David spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did His body see decay.