The 'Pax Romana'
Between the respectable citizens and the mob stood that large group of citizenry untroubled by social pretensions and status. They lacked investment in the heirarchical structure of society. Without that vested interest to preserve and protect, they could face change in the established order and in the values of society.
It was from the 'common' people of Israel that Yeshua drew much of his support. A conflict of values developed and the issues were dramatised in the Temple area of Jerusalem.
Yeshua Hanotzri declined to accept as absolute the standards of the Establishment, the respectable citizens and the mob.
A dangerous situation was developing - the Romans would take any and all measures necessary to preserve the 'Pax Romana'.
The Establishment might have taken no action against Yeshua if he had desisted from his actitvies - he did not! His life was measured against the safety of the community and it was found expedient that "one man should die for the nation".
To be continued...