1 tn Here δέ (de) has not been translated.
2 tn Here καί (kai) has not been translated.
3 tc Most
4 sn The Jews most assuredly wanted to put Jesus to death, but they lacked the authority to do so. For this reason they handed him over to Pilate in hopes of securing a death sentence. The Romans kept close control of the death penalty in conquered territories to prevent it from being used to execute Roman sympathizers.