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LETTERS OF PONTIUS PILATE


written during his Governorship of Judaea to his friend Seneca in Rome

Edited by W. P. CROZIER (formerly Scholar of Trinity College, Oxford)

JONATHAN CAPE
Thirty Bedford Square
London

First Published MCMXXVIII [1928]

PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN BY BUTLER & TANNER LTD
FROME


TITLES OF LETTERS

Full text of the "LETTERS OF PONTIUS PILATE"

[click on the title to read each letter]


FOREWORD--(it's very necessary to read this first)

PART I

1---ON THE WAY TO JUDAEA
2---POLICY TOWARDS THE JEWS
3---MEETING WITH HIS PREDECESSOR VALERIUS
4---INSTRUCTION FROM VALERIUS
5---A JEWISH DEPUTATION AT ALEXANDRIA
6---ARRIVAL AT CAESAREA


7---MEETING WITH CAIAPHAS
8---A GOVERNOR'S PROBLEMS
9---DECISION TO VISIT JERUSALEM
10--DIFFICULTIES IN VISITING JERUSALEM
11--RECEPTION AT JERUSALEM


PART II


12--FIRST MENTION OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
13--FURTHER NEWS OF JOHN
14--EYE-WITNESS'S REPORT ON JOHN
15--THE IMAGES OF THE CAESARS
16--THE ROMAN'S BURDEN
17--CONFLICT WITH THE JEWS


18--DEFEAT OF PILATE
19--ARREST OF JOHN BY HEROD ANTIPAS
20--THE PROBLEM OF THE AQUEDUCT
21--FIRST MENTION OF JESUS
22--DEATH OF JOHN AND QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS
23--SEIZURE OF THE TEMPLE-TRIBUTE


24--A LESSON TO GALILEANS
25--ANTIPAS'S INQUIRIES AT NAZARETH
26--ATTEMPT IN GALILEE TO MAKE JESUS KING
27--FLIGHT OF JESUS INTO SYRIA
28--PILATE COMES TO JERUSALEM FOR THE PASSOVER
29--REAPPEARANCE OF JESUS


30--JESUS IN JERUSALEM
31--SCENE IN THE TEMPLE AND DECISION TO ARREST JESUS
32--ARREST OF JESUS
33--TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF JESUS



FULL TEXT OF THE LETTERS OF PONTIUS PILATE

Notes From Webmaster:

As an undergraduate at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, U.S.A., I found this particular book on the 6th floor of our Main Library, in the Religion/Philosophy section. Except for the numbers preceding the title of each letter, the placement of footnotes directly below the paragraph where they were referenced, and the exchange of footnote numbers for stars "*", I have copied EXACTLY letter-for-letter and word-for-word the ENTIRE book. I modified NOTHING.

A visit to the UGA library website http://www.libs.uga.edu/ will document the availability of the book. The call number for the book at the UGA Main Library is: BT 430.C6 The phone number for the Main Library at UGA is: area code(706)-542-3251

The aqueduct that Pilate constructed has been found by archaeologists. In the book "The Bible and Archaeology" by J. A. Thompson, cpyrt. 1962, pg. 333 it says:

"The only two springs of any value in the whole area lie on the eastern side[of Temple Mount]. These are Gihon and En-rogel. With the shifting of the city[Jerusalem] to the west, arrangements had to be made to bring water into the city by aqueduct or to store it in cisterns. Pontius Pilate (A.D. 26-36) constructed an aqueduct for this purpose, although there is some evidence that he may have repaired an old one."

Enjoy!

R. O. Hatfield

October 19, 2002



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