Over the next three weeks we will look into a few aspects of Pilate’s life. This week we will be looking at the area under Pilates command, and what Role pilate played in the government in Judea. Then over the next couple of weeks we will look into the life of Pilate, and then the important role he played into the death of Jesus, and how it played into the Passover.
Introduction to Pontius Pilate
Roman – Appointed by Rome and was not Jewish
Valerius- Pilate succeeded him in his reign.
Not much in the bible about him, so one must look at historical sources
Josephus. A Jewish historian
Other historians at the time.
Thesis: The study we are about to embark on will attempt to …show more content…
Lémonon, J.P. Pilate et le gouvernement de la Judée: textes et monuments, Études bibliques, Gabalda, Paris, 1981.
Philo. "On the Embassy to Gaius." Early Christian Writings. http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/yonge/book40.htm
Scott, J. Julius. Jewish Backgrounds of the New Testament. 2d ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2000.
Study Three Outline
Over the past couple of weeks we have been looking at Pilate. Pilate is the man that ultimately gave the orders to have Jesus crucified. This week we are going to look at the crucifixion and how it compares to passover. In doing so we will also look at why Pilate had to play a role in the death of Christ.
The Passover lamb.
The Gospel of John portrays Jesus as the passover lamb
What is Passover?
10th day of Nissan a yearly lamb is selected and is inspected for four days. The feast of Passover is observed on the 14th day of Nissan
Why is that important?
Remember is is John who portrays this as a passover, and later in Corinthians that Paul considers Christ as the passover lamb.
The Pharisees and Sadducees wanted to trap Jesus in his words, so they went asked him a multitude of questions. in the end they could not trap him, so after that day they quit asking questions