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  1. Pontius Pilate (Latin: Pontius Pilatus; Greek: Πόντιος Πιλᾶτος, Pontios Pilatos) was the fifth governor of the Roman province of Judaea, serving under Emperor Tiberius from 26/27 to 36/37 AD. He is best known for being the official who presided over the trial of Jesus and ultimately ordered his crucifixion.

  2. Jan 16, 2023 · Pontius Pilate was the Roman prefect (governor) of Judaea (26–36 CE) who presided at the trial of Jesus and gave the order for his crucifixion. What did Pontius Pilate do? As the prefect of Roman-occupied Palestine , he insulted the religious sensibilities of his Jewish subjects by promoting Roman religion and emperor worship.

  3. Apr 2, 2014 · Pontius Pilate served as the prefect of Judaea from 26 to 36 A.D. He convicted Jesus of treason and declared that Jesus thought himself King of the Jews, and had Jesus crucified. Pilate died 39 A.D.

  4. Mar 6, 2019 · One of the earliest—and most scathing—accounts of Pilate comes from the Jewish philosopher Philo of Alexandria. Writing around 50 A.D., he castigated the prefect for his “briberies, insults,...

  5. Feb 6, 2020 · Who Was Pontius Pilate? Little is known of Pontius Pilate before he arrived in Judea in AD 26. He was likely a Roman knight who rose to prominence through military service. As governor, his primary task was to maintain law and order. Pilate lived in the Roman headquarters at Caesarea Maritima with a small support staff and company of auxiliary troops.

  6. Mar 25, 2019 · Who Was Pontius Pilate? By Owen Jarus published March 25, 2019 According to the Bible, Pontius Pilate presided over Jesus' trial. (Image credit: Shutterstock) Pontius Pilate was the Roman...

  7. Sep 24, 2020 · Pontius Pilate is best known for presiding over Jesus’ trial and ordering his crucifixion. He was an officer of the Roman empire, serving as procurator, or prefect, of Judea, managing the financial affairs and flexing administrative powers on behalf of the emperor. Pilate was the heir of the Roman family of Pontii. The name Pilate indicates he was probably a descendant of a "freedman."

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