Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation

Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation

by Helen K. Bond
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521616204

ISBN-13: 9780521616201

Pub. Date: 10/20/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study reconstructs the life of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor responsible for the execution of Jesus. The first section provides the historical and archaeological background. The following chapters go on to look at six first century authors: Philo, Josephus and the four gospel writers. Each chapter asks how Pilate is being used as a literary character in each

Overview

This study reconstructs the life of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor responsible for the execution of Jesus. The first section provides the historical and archaeological background. The following chapters go on to look at six first century authors: Philo, Josephus and the four gospel writers. Each chapter asks how Pilate is being used as a literary character in each work, why each author describes Pilate in a different way, and what this tells us about the relationships between each author and the Roman state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521616201
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/20/2004
Series:
Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series, #100
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Pontius Pilate and the Roman Province of Judaea; 2. Pilate in Philo; 3. Pilate in Josephus; 4. Pilate in Mark's Gospel; 5. Pilate in Matthew's Gospel; 6. Pilate in Luke/Acts; 7. Pilate in John's Gospel; 8. Historical events behind the gospel narratives; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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