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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Crimes of Pontius Pilate

Jesus was handed over to Pontius Pilate by the Jewish authorities without any trial proceedings ending in a verdict. Furthermore nowhere in the gospel accounts or for that matter in any source is there any report of a verdict issued by Pontius Pilate.

Philo of Alexandria, in Legatio ad Gaium, tells us that King Agrippa wrote to the Emperor Caligula telling him that Pilate was “by nature inflexible, selfwilled and hard.” The crimes of his administration were listed as: “bribery, tyranny, pillage, violence, calumny, constant execution without passing of verdict, and endless insufferable cruelty.”

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