Who Killed Jesus? Why did Pilate wash his hands? Mat 27:24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. The key to the question is here. Mat 27:25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Well then who where the people standing about? Mat 27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. Now the reason for why God thought it necessary to include this portion of the events surrounding the death of Jesus is so we would know, one, who killed Jesus and more important, why it had to be the Jew and why it had to be at the hands of the High Priests or the tribe of Levi. Jesus is the Lamb of God. John 1:36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! Who takes away sin? Now who, in the bible did the killing of the sacrifice that would cover the sins of the whole nation of Israel for another year? Yeah, you guest it the High Priest, and since we all know Jesus was the Lamb of God that would die to take away the sins of the world. Jesus could NOT have been killed by a Gentile. He had to die as a result of the actions of the High Priest. The fact that those standing around said, “let His blood be on us and our children”. Which is a blood covenant term. Yet in the attempt to strip the nation of Israel of its rightful place as the chosen people of God who carried out the rituals surrounding the Blood Covenant, the religious gentile Church attempted to use the death of Jesus as yet another reason to hate the Jew. When in fact they did exactly what God had preordained them to do since Jesus was the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world.