Jesus Christ of Nazareth, known by many as the Saviour of the world, was judge by Pontus Pilate, though Pontus was reluctant to crucify Jesus, the Jews and High Priest insisted that Jesus be crucified(Mark 15). After the death of Jesus there was no other record of Pontus Pilate by the Scriptures.
History has made it known that Pontius Pilate was a Roman governor under the emperor of Tiberius in the 1st century and was best known as the judge of Jesus' trial.
An artifact found in 1961 confirmed the existence of Pilate. Pontius Pilate is believed to be from central Italy (Samnium region). Pontius Pilate was a judge in Judaea from 26 to 36 A.D. He convicted Jesus of treason because Jesus thought himself to be King of the Jews, and had Jesus crucified (though according to Mark chapter 15, he was persuaded by the Jews). Pilate was said to have died in 39 A.D.
The cause of his death remains a mystery, the circumstances surrounding Pontius death is not very certain and has some source of contention. Some traditions claim that the Roman emperor Caligula ordered Pontius Pilate to death by execution or suicide. By other accounts, Pontius Pilate was sent into exile and committed suicide of his own accord and his body was thrown into the Tiber River. Other traditions claim that Pontius Pilate repented, became a converted Christian and is considered a saint by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.
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