Before Jesus reached the cross, He faced unspeakable torture at the hands of the Roman soldiers. There are accounts of soldiers flogging prisoners to death. The point of flogging was to bring them close to death so the crucifixion time would be shortened.
Barabbas, Jesus' Trial, Jesus' Torture, Roman Soldiers
People dismiss Jesus today for the same reasons the soldiers dismissed Him on that first Easter weekend.
Easter, Crucifixion, Cross, Roman Soldiers