Goes to show that repetition is not a bad thing eh? :) This passage from Luke.
6 When Pilate heard this, he asked whether the man was a Galilean. 7 And when he learned that he belonged to Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him over to Herod, who was himself in Jerusalem at that time. 8 When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. 9 So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. 10 The chief priests and the scribes stood by, vehemently accusing him. 11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. 13 Pilate then called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people. And after examining him before you, behold, I did not find this man guilty of any of your charges against him 15 Neither did Herod, for he sent him back to us. Look, nothing deserving death has been done by him. 16 I will therefore punish and release him."
1. Herod was glad to see Jesus because he'd been wanting to for some time and he wanted Jesus to give him a sign.
2. Herod and Pilate because friends during this sad period in the life of Christ.
Herod questioned Jesus extensively.
Jesus said nothing to Herod.
Jesus was vehemently accused by the religious leaders and the scribes. (though I don't know why scribes would be there...wouldn't they be the people who wrote things down?.. what business was it of theirs to be accusatory?)
MY GUESS (and it's only conjecture) that since Herod wanted to Jesus to give him a sign and Jesus wouldn't even talk to him.. this led him to treat Jesus with contempt and to mock him.
And I find it interesting that Herod and Pilate would become friends over this. It's like why? Why would events surrounding Jesus at this time make two enemies friends? I don't quite understand how this would be, unless it's enemy of my enemy is my friend type of scenario? But neither really found any fault with Jesus...