Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Caesarea Maritima-Two- The Pilate Stone

This is a replica of the limestone slab
 found here in 1961, 
with an inscription containing four lines of writing.
It includes the name of the Roman Procurator,
Pontius Pilate, Prefect of Judea.
This is where he ruled during the time of Jesus.
This is the same Pilate who sentenced
 Jesus to death in Jerusalem
 during the Jewish Passover. 
 Historically, it is a significant find,
 as it documents the existence of Pontius Pilate,
 as the ruler here,
in the time of Jesus.

Pilate probably travelled to Jerusalem-
 as was necessary to take care of his duties and charges. 

History and Biblical text often work together- 
to bring a more complete look at the story God
 was writing in those days.

God continues to write
 in the history of the world today.
His message is love, redemption,
and grace beyond measure
for ALL people.

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