Did Pontius Pilate exist?

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  1. hotwheelsearl

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  3. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    It looks like a bunch of ridiculous nonsense not worth the time to read.
  4. Dougmeister

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    My "thoughts" are that the author of that article is not very bright. I wish I could get the few minutes of my life back from reading *his* thoughts.

    Artists *commonly* depict their subjects through the lens of their culture.

    Unless I'm mistaken, he is basically saying that Pilate was a Medieval figure simply due to the way he was shown in various pieces of art.

    People will go to extreme lengths to attempt to disprove the Bible.

    Gustave Flaubert, far from a moral person, did write some truth when he penned: "You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the amount that it is attacked."
  5. hotwheelsearl

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    I think the real question is: was Pilate an immortal figure who lived several hundred years, always changing his outfit to fit the times???
  6. hotwheelsearl

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    it's not, but when things are REALY slow at work there's not much else todo..
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  7. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    I know the feeling :)
  8. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Another example of our modern era: The ability of any nincompoop to put up a web site and put out garbage.
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  9. hotwheelsearl

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    The odd thing is, the guy who writes these posts researches VERY well, for the most part. He combs through dozens of ancient newspaper articles for any traces of what he needs. Some of his posts are extremely long, detailed, and well cited.

    If you ever thought you had too much free time....
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The author sounds like a person that did not receive enough attention as a child and has written this nonsense to make up for it.
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  11. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    When in doubt trust the evidence!
    Here's a 2,000 year old coin attributed to him:pompous:

    Pontius Pilate

    (Procurator 26-36 CE). AE Prutah, Jerusalem mint, 30-31 AD. D/ Lituus. TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC. Dated RY 17 of Tiberius (30 CE R/ LIZ within wreath. RPC 4968. Hendin 649. AE. g. 1.95 mm. 16.00 About VF. Former ArtemideKunstauktionen
  12. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
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  13. -jeffB

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  14. Sallent

    Sallent Live long and prosper Supporter

    He existed. Archaeologists found a temple dedication inscription that had his name and Tiberius'.


    You can read more about it on Wikipedia


    They've also found a sealing ring with his name in Greek. Probably belonged to one of his clerks...

  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I just read one book and believe what it says.
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  16. Santinidollar

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    Where’s the article about the moon missions being staged in a TV studio?
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Patience, the author of this ridiculous story is working on the moon missions. :)
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  18. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Pontius Pilate definitely existed, regardless of the link. The Stones would have never made one of the best songs in Rock history if he never existed! :D j/k

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  19. hotwheelsearl

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    Honestly there probably is a thread in stolenhistory about that. They often tend to some more insane things, like “Napoleon built the great pyramids”
  20. Orange Julius

    Orange Julius Well-Known Member

    Not quite Todo but Toto.
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  21. hotwheelsearl

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    If there’s nobody around sometimes we DO turn on the stereo...
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