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Pontius Pilate: Roman Governor

"Pilate’s enormous “life and death” power should shape how we read the gospel narratives of Jesus’ crucifixion. Pilate is not a neutral or weak or minor character. He is not forced to crucify Jesus by the Jerusalem leaders against his will. He crucifies Jesus because it is in Rome’s interests to do so, interests he is charged with protecting and furthering."

Author(s):  Carter, Warren
Format:  Article
Publisher:  The Bible and Interpretation
Source:  The Bible and Interpretation
Volume Info:  September 2004