He didn't. He said, "I find no fault with this man".
you did not have to so type all this....I know the scriptures and I know that he washed his hands in front of the Jews and said to them "you see to it". Now was that right? No, he appeased the people but he himself found no fault in Jesus. Thank you!!!
That is a mighty fine explanation of a 2000 year old fairy story...
We will see after while what is a fairy tale or not. Stay tuned and find out buddy.
Pressured by Jewish leaders... crucifixions were ordinary then?
He wanted to be remembered as the good guy...
Probably the sh it he was saying made pilot sick to.
Pressure from the pharisees
Jesus was rousing ethnocentric sentiments in some of the segments of Jewish society. This was seen as a threat to stability in the region. The local authorities agreed with their Roman counterparts and elected to eliminate Jesus as a way to quell these sentiments before they could reach a boiling point. Jesus was aware of this, and as a result tempered his message into a less aggressive form. This upset some of his original, hardline followers, and led Judas to testify to the state against Jesus as retribution. Now having plausible evidence from Judas's testimony against Jesus, they executed him.
Because there would have been a riot if he didn't.
Overdue parking fines.
We'll never know for sure........