Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate

by Paul L. Maier


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Pontius Pilate by Paul L. Maier

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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ISBN-13: 9780825432613
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 03/28/1990
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.73(w) x 8.71(h) x 1.09(d)

About 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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Pontius Pilate 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
RNMJ More than 1 year ago
From the moment you start to read Pontius Pilate, you are transported to the time that Jesus is growing up. Paul Maier masterfully puts you in Pilates shoes, mind, and life. His use of fiction is needed to " fill in some blanks", but he takes No liberties with Biblical accounts. In fact, through his relentless research, the Holy Land, the People of God, the Laws and Customs spring to life and you feel part of the community. Because of this, you are standing there thru Pilate's governing and choices during Holy Week. Jesus is flesh and blood and we watch as He becomes our Savior. Read it.
Pappy1943 More than 1 year ago
Well written also
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i would be happy to send anyone mine new copy if they would cover the shipping cost.