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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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 ...