Strong's Concordance



Pilatos (of Latin origin)

Strong's Number: 4091

Pilate = "armed with a spear"

the sixth Roman procurator of Judah and Samaria who ordered Christ to be crucified




Pontios (of Latin origin)

Strong's Number: 4194

Pontius = "of the sea"

the sixth Roman procurator of Judah and Samaria who ordered Christ to be crucified


Strong's Number: 2232 h(gemw˝n

Word Origin

h(gemw˝n from (2233)

Phonetic Spelling

Hegemon hayg-em-ohn'

Parts of Speech TDNT

Noun Masculine None


a leader of any kind, a guide, ruler, prefect, president, chief, general, commander, sovereign

a "legatus Caesaris", an officer administering a province in the name and with the authority of the Roman emperor the governor of a province a procurator,
an officer who was attached to a proconsul or a proprietor and had charge of the imperial revenues in causes relating to these revenues he administered justice. In the smaller provinces also, which were so to speak appendages of the greater, he discharged the functions of governor of the province; and such was the relation of the procurator of Judaea to the governor of Syria.

first, leading, chief of a principal town as the capital of the region

Translated Words

KJV (22) - governor, 19; prince, 1; ruler, 2;

NAS (19) - governor, 14; governor's, 1; governors, 4;

Pontius Pilate
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The main historical sources about the life of Pontius Pilate were:

- Josephus (75-94 A.D. approx.)

- The New Testament (50-100 A.D. approx.)

- Jewish and Christian Tradition

- Archaeology: inscriptions, coins, written text.

Bibliography on Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate by Wroe, 432 Pages, Pub. 2001

Pontius Pilate a Novel by Maier, 384 Pages


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