Why did Pontius Pilate want Jesus dead?
According to the Gospels, the Sanhedrin, an elite council of priestly and lay elders, arrested Jesus during the Jewish festival of Passover, deeply threatened by his teachings. They dragged him before Pilate to be tried for blasphemy—for claiming, they said, to be King of the Jews.
What is the meaning of Pontius Pilate?
Definitions of Pontius Pilate. the Roman procurator of Judea who ordered that Jesus be crucified (died in AD 36) synonyms: Pilate. type of: procurator. (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes.
What happened to Pilate after he crucified Jesus?
By other accounts, Pontius Pilate was sent into exile and committed suicide of his own accord. Some traditions assert that after he committed suicide, his body was thrown into the Tiber River. Still others believe Pontius Pilate’s fate involved his conversion to Christianity and subsequent canonization.
Was Pilate a good man?
The intriguing thing about Pilate is the degree to which he tried to do the good thing rather than the bad. He commands our moral attention not because he was a bad man, but because he was so nearly a good man. One can imagine him agonising, seeing that Jesus had done nothing wrong, and wishing to release him.
What happened to Barabbas?
He was jailed for murder and for insurrection against the Roman government. Not much else is mentioned about him in scripture, except that he was the man chosen to be released by Pilate instead of Jesus. Other historical documents provide no proof as to what became of him after his release.