I believe the review offers a close look at the roots of Christian anti-Semitism. Hanson's HomePage Last Modified: 10 August 2015. Pilate in John's Gospel; 8. Pilate in Luke-Acts -- 7. Writing after the fall of Jerusalem in 70, his anti-Jewish tone reflects the breakdown in relations between his audience, Christians of Jewish ancestry and the Jewish synagogue leaders. What terms do the gospels and Acts use for Pilate's office? Pilate in Matthew's Gospel; 6. This study reconstructs the historical Pontius Pilate, who is used as a literary character in the works of six 1st-century authors: Philo, Josephus and the four evangelists.
The book is full of interpretive insights demonstrating how to read texts, how to interpret ancient authors' approaches to their work, and how 'real' history became 'literary' history. The first chapter provides an introduction to the history and formation of the imperial Roman province of Judaea. But as John weaves his theology into the story, he pits Jesus against all earthly rule, so that in the end, it is really the Jews and Pilate who are judged. The next four chapters consider the portrayal of Pilate in each gospel, asking how a first-century reader would have interpreted his actions. They point out that Josephus a pro-Roman source depicted the prefect as a hot-tempered ruler, with a penchant for excessive force and capital punishment.
Even he seemed to sense it. Josephus does not report the outcome of those proceedings, except to note that, by the time Pilate arrived, Tiberius was dead and Caligula was emperor. Pilate in Mark's Gospel; 5. Each chapter asks how Pilate is being used as a literary character in each work, why eac This study reconstructs the life of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor responsible for the execution of Jesus. He stayed as he was.
The goal of the sometimes controversial Jesus quest, as anyone faintly familiar with contemporary biblical scholarship knows, is to separate what is historically accurate in the New Testament from interpreters distortions -- most notably those of the gospel writers with their various agendas. Finding no case against Jesus, he is strongly inclined to let Jesus go with a flogging but buckles under pressure, allowing a Jewish mob to trump Roman justice. The following two chapters examine the references to Pilate in Philo and Josephus, looking at each author's biases before going on to assess the historicity of their accounts. Description: xxvi, 249 pages : map ; 23 cm. He did make one significant change, however.
The E-mail message field is required. Over the centuries, Pilate has become an archetype of human tendencies to manipulate, scapegoat and evade. By contrast, for reasons of his own, the Jewish historian Josephus portrays Pilate as a relatively able governor with a commendable distaste for excessive bloodshed, though insensitive toward Jewish religious concerns. Given that the quest for the historical Jesus has occupied scholars for much of this century, it is only fitting that Pilate be subjected to similar scrutiny. The next four chapters look at the portrayal of Pilate in each gospel, asking how a first century reader would have interpreted his actions. Bond , and I'm curious if there are any more.
For instance, Tiberius recalled Pilate to Rome to face charges from Samaritan leaders that he had been too harsh in suppressing a potential insurrection. Easter also saw the U. However, this case is not really comparable to the Mark scene and thus is by no means sufficient to support the authenticity of the Jesus-Pilate scene; I already mentioned two reasons: the unhistorical custom of the release and Pilatus´ unbelievable conciliatoriness towards Jesus. Not quite as implausible is Pilatus´'s soft behavior towards the Jewish crowd. My thesis isn't much more concise than this at the moment.
They saw Jesus as a threat to their religious authority; Pilate saw him as a potential threat to civil order. The next four chapters look at the portrayal of Pilate in each gospel, asking how a first century reader would have interpreted his actions. The Jewish demand for the release of Jesus Barabbas was not completely eradicated. When he wrote The Gospel According to the Son, Norman Mailer left Pilate with roughly the words assigned him by the New Testament. Procurators and Prefects in the Early Principate. Each chapter asks what this portrayal shows about the author's attitude towards the Roman state, and what kind of community found this useful. Hanson's Collection of Ancient Documents Return to K.
It is true that Sergei Bulgakov made Pilate the centerpiece of his take on Easter in Master and Margarita. Luke is the odd one out: his Pilate did want to release Jesus. Hello all, My term paper for my ancient Roman history class is on Pontius Pilate. His most recent release, The Book of Signs, offers readers a compilation of valuable insights on biblical prophecy. .