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Pilate Picture

Jesus and Pilate by Antonio Ciseri

jesus00000111.gif Pontius Pilate was considered a myth according to scholars until recent discoveries. Among them is this dedication stone that archaeologists unearthed while excavating an ancient ampitheatre near Caesarea (on the Sea). The inscription reads as follows:

First Line: TIBERIEUM,

Second Line: (PON) TIUS PILATUS,

Third Line: (PRAEF) ECTUS IUDA (EAE)

The stone is part of a larger statement of dedication to Tiberius Caesar' by Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea.