Why was Jesus silent when asked, "what is truth?"?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
    Favourite answer

    Because when Pilate asked the question, he was being cynical, and he asked the question in more of a rhetorical sense. And Jesus understood that.

    Jesus probably also understood that Pilate was not going to be receptive to anything Jesus had to say on that topic.

    It may be helpful to understand that Jesus was not trying to "get off with a warning," or something. Jesus knew that he came into this world to be crucified to pay the price for everyone's sins. So Jesus was NOT pleading his case, and he was NOT begging for mercy, and NOT asking Pilate to let him go. Jesus HAD to remain mostly silent because he know the crucifixion thing had to go forward.

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  • Duke
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    He was silent in order to fulfill Biblical prophecy.

    Isaiah 53:7 New International Version

    "He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth".

  • 4 years ago

    If Jesus would've taken the time to share with Pilate about Himself and Truth, then Pilate probably wouldn't have sent Him to be crucified. But if Jesus wasn't crucified, then He wouldn't have fulfilled His mission to die for the sins of the world, nor could He have been raised from the dead for our salvation.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Because it was a rhetorical question asked by a cynic schooled in the Socratic method.

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  • 4 years ago

    It's God will to conceal an issue

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    He wanted to avoid it because it was a little too philosophical for him.

  • 4 years ago

    It was right in front of Pilate.

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