Jesus Before Pilate: What’s Wrong with This Picture?
Sadly, the gospel accounts are at complete odds with the available historical data about the relationship between Pilate and the Jews. The evidence suggests that the gospel accounts are wrong, that if there is any historical core to this story then Pilate never intended to release Jesus and Jews had nothing to do with Pilate’s decision to have Jesus crucified.
See Also: The Judas Brief (Pereset Press, 2014).
By Gary Greenberg
President of the Biblical Archaeology Society of New York
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