Roman Influence on the Birth of Christianity

Pontius Pilate’s Public Defense of Jesus

Pilate's Defense Movie

  • A Jewish crowd[1] brought Jesus before Roman authority and Pontius Pilate argued profusely against crucifying Jesus.[2]

  • Luke 23:4 refers to the Jewish crowd as “multitudes.”

  • Pilate carried Jesus’ defense to the point that a riot was forming.[3]

  • Why would the Roman Prefect defend a Jewish peasant, whom he supposedly had never known, in front of a Jewish crowd vehemently calling for his execution?

[1] Mark 15:8, Luke 23:1 23:4, John 18:31 18:38

[2] Matthew 27:21-24, Mark 15:14, Luke 23:4 23:13-22, John 18:38 19:4 19:12 19:15

[3] Matthew 27:24


Historical Discussion
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Historical Context

Dating the Gospels

I Was a Sunday-School Spy

The Crucifixion (animation)

Post Appearance of Jesus

Who Did Jesus Curse-Praise

Taxes to Rome

Submissiveness to Oppression

John the Baptist

Admirable and Amazing Works

The Term Gospel

Jewish Judgment

PILATE'S DEFENSE (animation)

Roman Soldiers at the Tomb

Migration of Christianity to Rome

Irony of Faith

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