Pontius Pilate is chiefly known for the part he played in the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.
Jesus Delivered to Pilate
When morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death.
And they bound him and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate the governor.
Did you know that Pontius Pilate designed and circulated these coins himself.
Did you know that Pontius Pilate had the coins made and struck in Jerusalem and were in use for at least 35 years.
Did you know that Pontius Pilate's coins where found buried in the earth for 2000 years.
Did you know that Pontius Pilate's coins are Roman were circulated in Judea, and the words on them are Greek.
Pilate's coins are a surviving witness to a time when Jesus walked on the earth.
Some also believe these coins have left imprints on the eyes of the Turin shroud.
The face on the shroud was sent for analysis. The image obtained, new and now famous, distinctly revealed two circular protrusions on the eyelids and found the imprint of a coin in each eye-socket this indicated that it could be the coin minted in year 29.
However Barrie SCHWORTZ disagrees. Very interesting at least. I purchased some of Pilate coins which I found interesting to own Bronze prutah minted by Pontius Pilate and date LIS (year 16 = AD 29/30)
Again theses coins are physical evidence relating to Pilate. Evidence that a man called Pontius Pilate LIVED. When I received these coins they came with a note which states after the crucifixion of Jesus that Pontius Pilate and his wife became followers of Jesus.
I am not certain of how true this is as it is said that Pontius Pilate committed suicide there in Vienne and the 10th century historian Agapius of Hierapolis in his Universal History, says that Pilate committed suicide during the first year of Caligula's reign, i.e. AD 37/38. If this is true, suicide is against the Lord's teachings which would add doubt to Pontius Pilate becoming a follower of Jesus unless the story of Pilate committing suicide was not true.
What is certain is, his wife warned Pontius Pilate saying When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. Matthew 27:19.
So, Pontius Pilates wife most certainly believed which would confirm with her becoming a follower.
Pontius Pilate is most famous for the trial of Jesus. Pilate appears in association with the responsibility for the death of Jesus. In Matthew, Pilate washes his hands to show that he was not responsible for the execution of Jesus and reluctantly sends him to his death.
We know from the gospels that Pontius Pilate was very uncomfortable with the idea of killing Jesus, who in his eyes had committed no crime...
What do you accuse this man of? The PHARISEE replied "We would not have brought him to you if he had not committed a crime. PILATE replied "Then you yourselves take him, and try him according to your own law. PHARISEE replied "We are not allowed to put anyone to death. This happened in order to confirm the things Jesus had said when he indicated the kind of death he would die.
So Pilate had Jesus whipped and scourged instead to try to pacify the Jewish authorities and save Jesus from execution.
THE GOSPEL OF JOHN tells us the soldiers made a crown out of thorny branches and put it on his head. Then they put a purple robe on him and came to him and said, “Long live the king of the Jews!”
But Pilate was unsuccessful, and the people demanded that Jesus be crucified.
AGAIN WE HAVE Archaeology PROVING THE BIBLE.
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