Pontius Pilate

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This dramatic historical fiction offers a behind-the-scenes story of an ambitious Roman politician whose fateful decision changed the course of history. Guaranteed fiction!

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Pontius Pilate: A Novel

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Overview

This dramatic historical fiction offers a behind-the-scenes story of an ambitious Roman politician whose fateful decision changed the course of history. Guaranteed fiction!

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Editorial Reviews

Moody Magazine
We commend this book as an exciting supplement to the New Testament itself.
Blockhead Journal
The presentation of the Roman and Jewish political situation is absolutely first rate and historically accurate.
Atlanta Constitution-Journal
A book to be read with eagerness and talked about with enthusiasm.
Boston Sunday Globe
A serious historical study treated so well that it is difficult to drop the volume once begun.
Minneapolis Tribune
A startling, impressive book, daring in concept. . . praiseworthy and dramatic.
Christian Herald
A tremendous story. . . of cineramic splendor. In drama, romance, color, scope, and depth, this novel is comparable only to Ben Hur, The Silver Chalice, and The Robe .
Christianity Today
Tremendously rewarding reading.
Chicago Daily News
Unique in biblical novels. . . [ Pontius Pilate ] raises the genre of the historical novel to a plateau it has rarely reached.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780825432613
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 3/28/1990
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,291,872
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 8.71 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul L. Maier is the former Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History (retired) at Western Michigan University and an award-winning author whose expertise in first-century studies and extensive travels in the Middle East and Asia Minor provide historical authenticity and compelling drama to his writing. His other writings include the ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning volume Josephus: The Essential Writings, as well as The Flames of Rome, and the best-selling novel, A Skeleton in God’s Closet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    This was a fairly good read. I thought it was well written and e

    This was a fairly good read. I thought it was well written and easy to read. Its was also insightful about the times. It isn't my favorite on the subject but still good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!

    This book is fantastic. Any one interested in Ancient Rome must read this book. It is incredibly interesting. I learned a lot and was never bored. I give this book very high marks, and its definitely one of my favorites.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2009

    One of the best books I've ever read.

    This book - while originally written in the late 1960s - is phenomenal! Firstly, it is a very easy read. Secondly the story is absolutely captivating as the descriptions Maeir gives put the reader right there seeing, feeling all but really experiencing the goings on in the story.

    Many know Pontius Pilate as only the official who tried Jesus Christ on Good Friday and only the few details the Bible provides regarding his actions on that day. While Maier's "Pontius Pilate" is a fiction book (I've heard Dr. Maier say that the book is "95% historical fact, 5 % the most likely conclusions based on what we do know") it provides some excellent insights into Pilate's life before the Good Friday event - the pressures and possible ambitions, frustrations and motivations. And then these give the reader insights into why he acted the way he did that day.

    I highly, highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2000

    Maier's 'Pilate' is fantastic reading!

    One of the most puzzling aspects of the trial of Jesus before Pontius Pilate is the question as to why Pilate allowed Jesus to be crucified. It would seem to the reader of Sacred Scripture that Pilate could easily have spared Jesus. Paul Maier's book explains in details some of the background information not recorded in the Scriptures that influenced Pilate's decision to crucify Jesus. This book is a must for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the most important trial in history!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    don't waste your money

    i would be happy to send anyone mine new copy if they would cover the shipping cost.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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