The Jews sought to persecute and slay Jesus because...[John 5:16]
"THE woman of Samaria" [John 4:9] Was there only one woman in Samaria?
"Arimithaea, a city of The Jews" [Luke 23:51] Did all the Jews live in Samaria?
"The Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem..." [John 1:19] Did all the Jews send them?
"The Jews sought to slay him..." [John 5:16] Did all the Jews seek to slay him?
It is a figure of speech common to scripture, undserstood to mean some for the whole.
No brass. Just scripture. Scripture was written on scrolls, not brass.
In the blood of Christ by the grace of God
In the grace of God by the blood of Christ