The Pontius Pilate Inscription

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Pontius Pilate inscription is needed by the Jewish leaders to condemn Jesus to death. Among scholars, Pontius Pilate inscription became the subject of sensation.

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Description

The Pontius Pilate Inscription was discovered in secondary use on the western steps of the Roman theatre at Caesarea in June of 1961. The inscription reflects the erecting of a monumental building by Pontius Pilate, most likely a temple, in which the Emperor Tiberius was worshipped. The discovery of this inscription provides a monumental backdrop for New Testament authenticity.

Before the object’s discovery, some scholars doubted whether Pontius Pilate was a figurative character, contrived by the New Testament authors, and whether Josephus’ many stories concerning him were corrupted by later editors. The inscription further substantiates that Pontius Pilate indeed was a ‘prefect’ and not a ‘procurator’ as some of the early translators had deemed. Materials: Clay, produced in the Holy Land. Includes: Detailed artifact description & serial number. Note: This item is free-standing.

The dimensions of the original limestone stele are: H. 80cm, L. 68cm, W. 20cm.

The Latin inscription reads (reconstructed letters are in brackets):

[DIS AUGUSTI]S TIBERIÉUM

[…PO]NTIUS PILATUS

[…PRAEF]ECTUS IUDA[EA]E

[…FECIT D]E[DICAVIT]

The translation:

To the Divine Augusti [this] Tiberieum

…Pontius Pilate

…prefect of Judea

…has dedicated [this]

Product Specifications

  • Artifact dated back to 26 – 36 CE
  • Artifact location: IAA, Israel Museum
  • Depth: 12 cm
  • Dimensions of original: 80 cm x 68 cm x 20 cm
  • Display / Frame – None
  • Height: 30 cm
  • IAA Access Number – 1961-539
  • Portion in Bible – Mathew 27:11, 22
  • Replica size – 15 %
  • Site of Origin Cesarea
  • Weight: 2 kg
  • Width: 20 cm

Additional information

Weight 2.2 kg
Dimensions 22.9 x 20.4 x 9 cm

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