So the Establishment took direct action - informers were planted in Yeshua's audience, agents tried to trap him with loaded questions, a whispering campaign started.
These methods failing, one of his supporters was induced to accept a bribe - now the authorities knew where they could find Yeshua after sunset.
He was arrested in the middle of the night while the 'common' people slept. Within hours, he was in the hands of the Romans and sentenced to death.
The execution was carried out by Roman soldiers. A handful of his associates, mainly women, watched as he was crucified beside two convicted criminals.
The 'common' people were presented with a 'fait accompli'.
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