• Pontius Pilate

    Pontius Pilate
    Product Information

    ISBN: 9780825443565

    Edition: May 01, 2014

    Pages: 384

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 (inch.)

    Publication date: May 01, 2014

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Kregel Publications

    Category: Fiction

    Pontius Pilate

    A Novel

    The true story of how and why the crucifixion took place, from the perspective of the Roman politician who changed history

    In a world full of DVD extras, behind-the-scenes commentary, and social media, people are used to getting the story behind the story. Readers want to understand not just what happened but why. This historical novel of the man who washed his hands of the crucifixion does just that!

    Award-winning historian and best-selling author Paul L. Maier has created a compelling style of documentary fiction. He uses what is historically known of Pilate’s life and rise to power, adds in the known political climate of first-century Judea, and unveils the colorful, untold story that changed history for all time. He provides intriguing answers to questions such as:

    • What really happened at that most famous of trials?
    • Were the proceedings against Jesus legal?
    • Did cowardice or necessity motivate Pilate’s judgment?
    • What became of this successful Roman politician after his verdict?

    Filling in the details of Pilate’s early career in Rome, Maier captures the drama of imperial Rome under the all-powerful Tiberius Caesar, the plottings of his political allies and enemies, and his relationship with his beloved but ambitious wife, Procula. His great moment arrives as he exchanges the intrigues of Rome for the bewildering environment of Judea, navigating new and dangerous waters. In Pontius Pilate, Maier paints a picture for modern readers to help them understand the behind-the-scenes complexities, political and religious realities, and ultimately, the humanity of the people we know from Scripture.

    Author: Paul L. Maier
    Paul L. Maier is the former Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History (retired) at Western Michigan University and an award-winning author whose expertise in first-century studies and extensive travels in the Middle East and Asia Minor provide historical authenticity and compelling drama to his writing. His other writings include the ECPA Gold Medallion Award-winning volume Josephus: The Essential Writings, as well as The Flames of Rome, and the best-selling novel, A Skeleton in God's Closet.

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