Pontius Pilate

Pontius Pilate

Book - 2001
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The foil to Jesus, the defiant antihero of the Easter story, mocking, skeptical Pilate is a historical figure who haunts our imagination. For some he is a saint, for others the embodiment of human weakness, an archetypal politician willing to sacrifice one man for the sake of stability. In this dazzlingly conceived biography, a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Ann Wroe brings man and myth to life. Working from classical sources, she plunges us into the world of biblical Judaea under the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius and lets us see the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the point of view of his executioner.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2001, c1999.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. edition, first U.S. pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780375753978
0375753974
Branch Call Number: 226.092 Pilat -W 3701 1
226.092 Pilat -W 3701 1
Characteristics: xv, 412 pages

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