Shortly before his execution, Jesus is given a hearing before the local Jewish elders in a sort of kangaroo court. Mark's account suggests he was unanimously condemned. These are key points from Mark 14:53-64:
Luke's account is fairly similar, but after the death of Jesus he writes the following (Luke 23:50-51):
Still, I doubt this is too problematic. One could argue that, when Mark says they all condemned him, he just means the group considered as a whole, or the overwhelming majority of the group. Alternatively, one could suggest Joseph of Arimathea simply wasn't present at the time of the hearing. Admittedly Mark seems to say that everyone in the council was present and seeking his death, but this could be written off as being close enough to the truth.
Thanks to R for suggesting this issue to me.
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