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Pontius Pilatus (Pontius Pilate, Pilate)

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Born: 026 AD
Died: 044 AD, at 18 years of age.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Political Leader, Politician, Saint

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26 AD - Pontius Pilate, Pontius Pilatus, born on the 26th was the governor of the Roman Iudaea Province. In modern times he is best known as the man who, according to the canonical Christian Gospels, presided over the trial of Jesus and ordered his crucifixion, instigating the Passion.

 

44 AD - Died when Iudaea reverted to direct Roman rule, the governor held the title procurator. When applied to governors, this term procurator, otherwise used for financial officers, connotes no difference in rank or function from the title known as prefect.

 

66 AD - In the first historical period in which the setting of the New Testament became the Roman Iudaea Province a compound of Samaria, Judea and Idumea, from 6 to the outbreak of the First Jewish Revolt in 66, officials of the equestrian order, the lower rank of governors, governed. They held the Roman title of prefect until Herod Agrippa I was named King of the Jews by Claudius.

 

VI AD - Canonized as saint in ethiopian church, according to pseudepigraph Acta Pilati (Acts of Pilate).

 


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