In 1828 Dupin, a famous French lawyer, investigated the legality of the Trail of Christ - -
1. The Lord’s apprehension was illegal.
2. That He being conducted to Annas was illegal.
3. Examination at night illegal.
4. Ill-treatment in the Hall of Caiaphas.
5. Proceedings on a Fast Day.
6. Caiaphas, the accuser to be the judge.
7. Testimony of witnesses perverted.
8. His own admission insufficient – reception illegal.
9. Outrages and blows illegal.
10. Condemnation of Jews for a capital offense, over which they had no jurisdiction, illegal.
11. Accusation of political crime of treason wholly different from that for which He was apprehended.
12. The charge itself false - - Christ never claimed dominion asserted.
13. Pilate acquitted Christ – further proceedings illegal.
14. Reference to Herod illegal. His trial before a competent tribunal had failed.
15. Acquitted also by Herod - - detention illegal.
16. Pilate, yielding to the clamors of the Jews against his own finding - - grossly illegal.
17. His last appeal to deliver Barrabas to them admitted the illegality of his action.
18. All the subsequent indignities including the ex3cution on
19. His crime written on the Cross not that for which He was apprehended.