The main point — uncomfortably enough — seems to be that it is the Jewish authorities who have Jesus arrested.
I had not noticed before the familial references here. In addition to whatever old boy’s network there were also kinship ties binding these “authorities” to one another. A tight circle of mutual self-interest.
Wasn’t it Bob Dylan who said to not trust anybody over 30? Mind you he’s 62 now isn’t he?
Not sure what might count as an implication here. That folks with power will join togetehr to protect it? Seems almost — trivial.
Blaming the Jews again.