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  • "Quid est veritas?" What is the truth about Pontius Pilate?

    04/17/2017 11:54:16 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 82 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | 4/15/17 | Florentius
    The weak, vacillating and ultimately cruel and cowardly figure of Pontius Pilate is one of the most enigmatic figures in Sacred Scripture. From the Gospel accounts, he seems to be a man who almost wants to be a hero, to defend the innocent victim, Jesus, against the murderous lynch mob besetting Him. Indeed, Pilate is urged by his wife to "have nothing to do with that just man." In the end, however, he lacks the courage to act virtuously. He condemns Christ to a horrible death, despite knowing with certainty that He is innocent. But who was Pontius Pilate? Did...
  • Ancient Inscription Identifies Gargilius Antiques as Roman Ruler on Eve of Bar Kochva Revolt

    12/02/2016 4:30:23 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | December 1st, 2016
    University of Haifa researchers have made an important discovery underwater: a rare inscription from the period preceding the Bar Kochva revolt offers for the first time the definite identification of Gargilius Antiques as the Roman prefect of Judea at that time. The inscription was found in a University of Haifa underwater excavation at Tel Dor, on Israelís Mediterranean coast, about 20 miles south of Haifa. ďFor the first time, we can state with certainty the name of the Roman prefect of Judea during the critical period leading up to the Bar Kochva revolt,Ē stated Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau of the University...
  • Did Judas and Pontius Pilate End up in Hell?

    11/05/2016 7:52:44 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 106 replies
    Mind Of Corporate Stepsister | Corporate Stepsister
    I'm interested in debating if whether or not Judas and Pontius Pilate ended up in Hell. Despite being considered the most evil men in hisotry, since they were doing God's will in causing Christ to be crucified, surely they would in fact be looked on with favor by God and not condemned to Hell for eternity.
  • The Problems of Priest Politicians, The Urgency of Lay Leadership

    09/11/2016 8:38:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Catholic Standard ^ | September 8, 2016 | Donna Cardialette Wuerl
    ĎWhy doesnít the Church do something about this?Ē The woman who met me as I stood outside of church greeting people was waving a newspaper article that recounted some legislative bodyís recent approval of physician-assisted suicide. This was not the first time in 50 years as a priest and 30 as a bishop that I was confronted by men and women annoyed at what they perceived was the silence of ďthe Church.Ē What they are all really asking is, ďWhy donít bishops and priests do more politically?Ē Why are priests and bishops not more engaged in the political issues that...
  • Sen. Tom Cotton: 'Kerry Acted Like Pontius Pilate' On Iran Side Deals

    07/23/2015 5:59:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ouch: this one's going to leave a mark. Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton has said that "John Kerry acted like Pontius Pilate, he washed his hands" on crucial issues in the Iran deal and left it to the IAEA to negotiate secret side deals with Iran on them. Cotton made his remarks on today's Morning Joe. It might be a mark of the regard, or lack thereof, in which Kerry is held that no one on the panel rose to his defense. Former Dem congressman Harold Ford, Jr. was given the floor immediately after Cotton spoke, and blithely inquired only...
  • Pontius Pilate (VANITY)

    04/06/2015 12:35:58 PM PDT · by Teacher317 · 92 replies
    4/6/15 | me
    I'm not exactly a Biblical scholar, so be a little gentle with the flames. I was watching Passion of the Christ yesterday for Easter (my third time seeing it), and a thought occurred to me. Both the movie and the Gospels note that Pilate tried, repeatedly, to not sentence Jesus to death. His wife lobbied for Jesus, he declared "this man has done nothing", he sent him to Herod declaring him not guilty, and he even tried the once-a-year prisoner release gambit. At every turn, the high priests and the crowd pushed for his death. Even after finding him guilty...
  • Discovery of site of Jesus' trial creates dilemma for pilgrims

    01/19/2015 1:58:28 AM PST · by BlackVeil · 6 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 19 Jan 2015 | anon
    Archaeologists might have uncovered the site of the trial of Jesus. While excavating the floors underneath an abandoned building next to the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem, archaeologists came across the foundation walls and sewage system that lay beneath Herod the Greatís Jerusalem palace. According to scholars, this is most likely the place ...
  • Possible site of Jesus' trial uncovered in the Holy Land

    01/05/2015 8:36:17 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 5, 2015
    Tower of David. Credit: Ricardo Tulio Gandelman via Flickr (CC by 2.0). Washington D.C., Jan 5, 2015 / 02:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archeologists believe they may have discovered the place where Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate took place in Jerusalem. In an effort to expand The Tower of David Museum, archeologists began excavating an adjacent, abandoned prison building, the Washington Post reports. As they stripped away layers of the prison floor, they realized they were likely uncovering a missing link in the puzzle of the Holy Land’s history. Although the discovery began over a decade ago, the site is just...
  • Have archaeologists discovered where Jesus was sentenced to death?

    01/05/2015 9:04:31 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 January 2015 | Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline
    The exact spot upon which Jesus stood as he was sentenced to death, may have been pinpointed by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Discovered around 15 years ago, the remains of Herod the Greatís palace have been carefully examined and a place between a gate and uneven stone pavement has been identified as fitting the description of the event in the Gospel of John. Pilgrims and tourists will be able to visit the Biblical site, because tours are being offered by the Tower of David Museum, which is located nearby.
  • Archaeologists find possible site of Jesusís trial in Jerusalem

    01/04/2015 6:59:43 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2015 | By Ruth Eglash
    JERUSALEM ó It started 15 years ago with plans to expand the Tower of David Museum. But the story took a strange turn when archaeologists started peeling away layers under the floor in an old abandoned building adjacent to the museum in Jerusalemís Old City. They knew it had been used as a prison when the Ottoman Turks and then the British ruled these parts. But, as they carefully dug down, they eventually uncovered something extraordinary: the suspected remains of the palace where one of the more famous scenes of the New Testament may have taken place ó the trial...
  • Israeli settlersí archaeology tourism challenges Palestinian history

    01/31/2014 9:19:15 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 23 replies
    http://english.alarabiya.net ^ | January 29 2014 | Reuters, West Bank
    Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologist Eli Shukron shows an ancient seal, at an archaeological site known as the City of David in Jerusalem On an ancient hill dotted with 1,000-year-old olive trees, Israelis are busy excavating in search of the first palace of King David in the heart of the West Bank. The Jewish settlers who started the dig with the help of Israel's Antiquities Authority say they want to turn it into an archaeological park to celebrate its historical significance. But for Palestinians who hope the West Bank will someday form part of a Palestinian state, the move is...
  • ďPontius Pilate-ingĒ In the "Age of Obama": Who, Really, Won the Cold War?

    04/19/2014 8:37:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-18-2014 | MOTUS
    As a rule I abhor the modern English language practice of using nouns as verbs. However, given that it is Holy Week and given that it is the perfect allusion, allow me to paraphrase Daniel Henninger: Big Guy just ďPontius PilatedĒ the Ukraine. It is an accurate, if awkward, construction. "The White House reiterated that no lethal assistance was planned" to help Ukraine defend itself. The U.S., however, did send ready-to-eat meals. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's comments were antiseptic: "The Ukrainian government has a responsibility to provide law and order." It is fitting that churchgoers the world over...
  • You Have to Decide About Jesus, one way or the other- A Meditation on the Trial Before Pilate

    04/17/2014 1:54:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/16/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In the Matthean Passion account, we come to the trial before Pilate. Pontius Pilate is a study in evasion and vacillation. Despite being a man of great political and worldly power, Pilate is indecisive, inwardly troubled, and quite incapable of doing what he knows is right. Despite the outward power he had, inwardly he was weak and morally compromised. And in his weakness, he does something very awful: he violates his own conscience and sentences an innocent man to death.Letís look at his story in five stages.I. Attempted Avoidance - At a professional level, Pilate thought the whole matter brought...
  • Pontius Pilate should have listened to his wife

    04/14/2014 2:40:46 PM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | April 14, 2014 | FR ALEXANDER LUCIE-SMITH
    Ecce Homo by Antonio Ciseri The reading of the Passion according to Saint Matthew yesterday featured one of the most mysterious verses in the whole New Testament.It was this: While Pilate was sitting on the judge‚Äôs seat, his wife sent him this message: ‚ÄėDon‚Äôt have anything to do with that innocent man, for I have suffered a great deal today in a dream because of him.‚Äô (Matthew 27:19). Pilate¬ís wife appears, and disappears, in this one verse. Moreover, this verse is found only in the gospel of St Matthew, and in none of the other synoptic gospels. What on earth...
  • History of Pontius Pilate: his background before Good Friday

    04/09/2014 2:23:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Bill Pietro ^ | April 9, 2014 | Bill Petro
    PONTIUS PILATEHis name provides two valuable clues to his background and ancestry. The family name, Pontius was that of a prominent clan among the Samnites, hill cousins of the Latin Romans. They had almost conquered Rome in several fierce wars. The Pontii were of noble blood, but when Rome finally absorbed the Samnites, their aristocracy was demoted to the Roman equestrian or middle-class order, rather than the senatorial order. It is Pilate‚Äôs personal name Pilatus that proves almost conclusively that he was of Samnite origin. Pilatus means ‚Äúarmed-with-a-javelin‚ÄĚ. The pilum or javelin was six feet long, half wooden and...
  • Brad Pitt Playing Pontius Pilate?

    01/08/2013 2:43:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Empire Magazine ^ | January 8, 2013 | Owen Williams
    As revealed last autumn, Warners are planning to add to the recent spate of proposed Biblical epics with its own yarn based around Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Deadline now reveals that Brad Pitt is circling the lead role. Reports that it's because he wants to wash his hands of World War Z remain unverified. The familiar version of Pilate is more or less the one played - rather well - by Hristo Shopov in Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ, and by David Bowie in Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ - although perhaps you prefer Telly Savalas in...
  • Americans, the Crucified

    08/19/2011 6:46:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 19, 2011 | Jack Bourdjian
    When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, ĎI am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.íĒ (Matthew 27:24)On August 9, the Federal Open Market Committee and its chairman, Ben Bernanke, released its bi-monthly statement. To promote economic growth and ensure that the velocity of inflation was kept at bay, the committee once again concluded that exceptionally low interest rates were warranted. The target range for the federal funds rate would remain in the 0%-.25% range. No...
  • Inscriptions found in ancient Pompeipolis city in Turkey

    08/23/2010 5:09:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | Monday, August 23, 2010 | unattributed
    Prof. Dr. Christian Marek... said that according to inscriptions, Roman emperors also participated in these festivals, most of which were religious. Marek said several competitions, shows and plays had been held within the scope of these festivals which had been started by Roman Emperor Alexander Severus... The antique city of Pompeipolis is situated in the county of Taskopru of the province of Kastamonu. According to the historical records, the Romans after winning the battle against Mitridates. Pontus Pilate and his army in the northern valley of GŲkirmak in 64 B.C. settled in this region. The Roman commander Pompeius built...
  • Why I commuted Maurice Clemmons's sentence

    12/08/2009 3:42:46 AM PST · by FTJM · 56 replies · 1,665+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2009 | Mike Huckabee
    The nation was stunned by the senseless and savage cold-blooded murders of four young police officers in Lakewood, Wash., over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Whenever a police officer or soldier is killed, the loss is even more profound, for they are the ones who stand between our way of life and total anarchy. Nine years ago, the name Maurice Clemmons crossed my desk. I commuted his sentence from 108 years to 47 years. I take full responsibility for my actions of nine years ago. I acted on the facts presented to me in 2000. If I could have possibly known...
  • Lawyer: Ark. attack suspect 'radicalized' [while in prison] in Yemen

    06/04/2009 5:01:39 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies · 2,512+ views
    Google AP ^ | June 4, 2006 | By JON GAMBRELL
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ó The man accused of fatally shooting a soldier outside a recruiting center begged for FBI agents to free him from a Yemeni jail where he was "radicalized" by Islamic terrorists, his lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday. Lawyer Jim Hensley described Abdulhakim Muhammad as an impressionable youth driven to public service in an impoverished Middle Eastern country. But teachings by "hardened" terrorists in Yemen and experiences with Afghan child refugees who were missing limbs drove him to become someone his parents didn't recognize, Hensley said. "Here comes the FBI, who may be able...