According to John


Chapter 18

  1. Why did the Jews not enter the Praetorium? (Jn. 18:28)

  2. Why was it necessary that the accusations against Jesus be brought to the attention of Pilate?

  3. What statement in this context indicates that Jesus did not intend to establish a Jewish kingdom?

  4. What was Pilate's comment about truth?

  5. What indications are there in this context that Pilate was not eager to put Jesus to death?

Chapter 19

  1. What caused Pilate to be "the more afraid" (Jn. 19:8), and to try to release Jesus (19:12)?

  2. What finally motivated Pilate to have Jesus crucified?

  3. Explain what is meant by the phrase, "it was the Preparation of the Passover" (Jn. 19:14). See the chart of Jesus' last week.

  4. Why were the chief priests displeased with Pilate's inscription, and what change did they want?

  5. Why did the soldiers cast lots for Jesus' garment rather than dividing it?

  6. Comment on the "fulfillment" of Ps. 22:18.

  7. Why did Jesus say, "I thirst"?

  8. Why did the Jews ask that the legs of those crucified be broken? (Cf. Dt. 21:22-23.)

  9. What was fulfilled in the fact that Jesus legs were not broken? (Ex. 12:46, Num. 9: 12, 1 Cor. 5:7, Jn. 1 :29)

  10. What details concerning the tomb are given?