Skip to comments.Pontius Pilate’s ring discovered from site near Bethlehem
Posted on 11/29/2018 7:28:32 PM PST by bkopto
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Looks like a cup of Ovaltine...
Looks like large intestines to me.
They better take a real look close to make sure it doesn’t say: “Made in China”.
Well, according to the article, it may be Pilate’s, or it may have belonged to someone else who had that name (which was rare), or to one of Pilate’s employees/servants.
But fascinating, nonetheless.
imagine if he kept his ring on instead of washing his hands. Hmmm.
But, but for years and years the atheists said Pilate did not exist! Nothing is mentioned of him in other histories and if he was mentioned, it was a later interpolation!
Then came a dedication plaque, and now the ring. He lived when the Bible said he did.
I was being silly, but I do find it fascinating.
Inscription on the back says it was given to him by Bigus Di—us.
Thank you for posting this.
Drink more Ovaltine.
Pretty amazing find!
I’m holding on to a ring that’s even older. It’s stamped with the date “212 BC”. The idiot who sold it to me had no idea how valuable it was.
Pilate is a fascinating historical figure. For a man who so (in)famous, we know remarkably little about his life. The tradition of the early Church is not unanimous in its treatment of him. To most western Christians he is a rather villainous figure. But at least some of the non-Chalcedonians venerate him as a saint.
Right. Chocolate Malt flavor.
Philo gives a rather negative picture of him.
Not quite the Holy Grail but WOW! What a find!
Philo, Embassy to Caligula XXXVIII. (299)”... Pilate was one of the emperor’s lieutenants, having been appointed governor of Judaea. . .
“But this last sentence exasperated him [Pilate] in the greatest possible degree, as he feared least they might in reality go on an embassy to the emperor, and might impeach him with respect to other particulars of his government,
“in respect of his corruption, and his acts of insolence, and his rapine, and his habit of insulting people, and his cruelty, and his continual murders of people untried and uncondemned, and his never ending, and gratuitous, and most grievous inhumanity.”
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