I would like to discuss things in the passion movie that do not make sense acccording to Jewish custom, or that are contrdictory to Jewish law and history in this thread. Here is my first observation: In the movie they take "Jesus" before the sanhedrin and the high priest. As the pharisees and witnesses are taking turns accusing him, one pharisee steps up and says: "No, he calls himself the son of God! He said he would destroy the temple...and rebuild it in three days!" Then the pharisee proceeds to spit on the floor at the feet of "Jesus". In first century Palestine, and even today in some areas, spitting is like a curse. Would a pharisee spit [curse] on the floor of the temple? Would that not be defiling it?