Jul 25, 2020
Following the prayer, Jesus enters the garden to a place where
Jesus and His disciples often went. Judas knew of the location and
arrived there with soldiers and officers, some Roman, some Jewish.
Jesus approaches the group and asks who they are looking for. Jesus
identifies Himself, and for reasons unknown, the armed bank falls
back. Jesus does not hide but wants the disciples not to be harmed.
Peter draws his sword and cuts off the ear of a servant of the high
priest, named Malchus. No further trouble emerges. Jesus is brought
before the high priest, Annas, first, then later Caiaphas.
Simon Peter had followed the group, and at the entrance proceeds to deny he knew Jesus two times.