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date: 09 December 2019

Pilate, Pontius. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The governor (‘prefect’, not ‘procurator’) of Judaea from ad 26 to 36 under whom Christ was crucified. The Gospels represent him as at first well disposed towards Jesus, but as having finally yielded to the populace through fear of the consequences of an acquittal. The data as to his character contained in ... ...

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