Questions tagged [pilate]

Pontius Pilate was the Roman governor of Judea who condemned Jesus Christ to crucifixion. Use for questions related to the man's actions in the Bible.

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Luke 23:11 - What did Herod communicate when he sent Jesus back to Pilot in “splendid clothing?”

11 And Herod with his soldiers treated him with contempt and mocked him. Then, arraying him in splendid clothing, he sent him back to Pilate. 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other ...
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Why did passing Jesus back and forth make Herod and Pilate Friends?

I found this verse odd Luke 23:12 (ESV) 12 And Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before this they had been at enmity with each other. Why would the impending death ...
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Is there symbolic or interpretive significance to Pilate addressing Christ as “the Man,” “Christ,” and “King”?

Pilate addressed Jesus using at least the three appellations: "the Man," "Christ," and "King." Here are the relevant passages (there are others): Matthew 27:17b: “[...
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Did Pilate say I call Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 27:17 & 22, Pilate makes the statement "Jesus called the Christ". The Greek word for "called" used here is legomenon, which according to Strong's #3004 means "...
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John 19:5 Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man?

John 19:5 English Standard Version So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Behold the man!” Was Pilate alluding to Jesus being the Son of Man? Luke ...
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Why did Pilate refer to Jesus as Christ/Messiah?

Why did Pilate refer to the fact that Jesus was called (by some) Christ/Messiah during his debate with the Sanhedrin...given that Pilate knew it was envy that motivated their accusations against Jesus ...
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Why didn't the Jewish leaders try one more time to have Jesus stoned to death?

They tried to stone Jesus in John 8: 57 “You are not yet fifty years old,” they said to him, “and you have seen Abraham!” 58“Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” ...
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Why did “you are no friend of Caesar” push Pilate over the edge?

Pilate tried to acquit Jesus In comparing the Gospel accounts of Jesus' trial, we find that Pilate tried at least 4 times to have Jesus released: See Luke 23:22 For the third time he spoke to them: “...
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Why were Pilate and Herod Antipas upset with each other?

In Luke 23 we are told that over the course of Jesus' trial, Pilate sent Jesus to Herod [Antipas], and after questioning & mocking Jesus, Herod sent Jesus back to Pilate. Then we are given this ...