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RING OF PONTIUS PILATE, JESUS’S KILLER FOUND

An inscription on a copper-alloy stamping ring found 50 years ago has been deciphered and is likely to have belonged to Pontius Pilate. The Roman prefect, who was infamously credited with sentencing Jesus to die by crucifixion, ruled the province of Judea from 26 CE to 36 CE. The Greek inscription, which was published in the latest edition of the Israel Exploration Journal, includes the word “Of Pilate” [πιλατο]. Dating from the first century BCE to the mid-first century CE, the ring also depicts a krater, a type of jar that originated in classical Greece used for watering down wine. The letters of Pilate’s name flank the krater in the center of the ring. The article also discusses the typology of ancient representations of kraters in Second Temple Jewish art… (READ MORE)


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