14:65 spit on him. In their agreement with the accusation of the high priest, all the members of the Sanhedrin “condemned Him” (v. 64), and some expressed their agreement with physical and personal violence. Spitting in the face indicated exclusion from the group (Num. 12:14, 15), as if by ritual defilement. At this point, the Sanhedrin broke decisively with the Messiah.