The Passion of the Christ/Fridge

Everything About Fiction You Never Wanted to Know.

  • Fridge Brilliance: In regard to the various death penalties under Jewish law, not counting crucifixion (as the film claims the Jews ordered), hanging the corpse on a tree until sunset is part of the death penalty. Since the Jews had no authority to execute anyone while under Roman occupation, having the Romans crucify someone they regard as a blasphemer was the next best thing to being able to carry out the penalty themselves.