There was a TV show on awhile ago that tried to answer the question "Who killed Jesus ?".
The three candidates were as I recall:
Judas was conspicuously missing from the list.
Anyway their conclusion was Christ caused His own death.
Logistically speaking that is true. He knew what was going to happen and He could have escaped.
But the other question is who was 'spiritually' responsible.
Christ had become a threat to the Jewish religious leaders for several reasons I think. He was gaining a large following with the people for one thing. This was attracting the attention of the Roman authorities.
But Christ had gone into the temple and tipped over the money changers tables. He accused the religious leaders of turning the temple into a den of thieves. That was another threat for them as they were getting some of that money.
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