Born in Spain Lived in Caesarea Was staying in the city during Passover. He was hated by the Jews He was very corrupt, vile, and without morals He committed suicide with in 5 years of this trial Pontius Pilate And the trial of Jesus
Roman law was very complex and is were our court system is modeled. Roman trials had 4 basic phases The indictment The examination The defense The verdict This is the closet to a fair trial Jesus will have. Pontius Pilate And the trial of Jesus
What accusation bring ye against this man? (Joh 18:28) Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? They answered and said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death: That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die.
Have thou nothing to do with that just man dream (Mat 27:19) When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
lifted up (Joh 3:14) And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: lifted up (Joh 12:32) And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
they also which pierced (Rev 1:7) Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
(Joh 10:17) Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. (Joh 10:18) No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Art thou the King of the Jews (Joh 18:33-36) Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
(Joh 18:37) Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. What is truth? (Joh 18:38) Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
the truth (Joh 14:6) Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. thy word is truth (Joh 17:17) Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
(Amo 7:7-8) Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand. And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:
seemeth (Pro 14:12) There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? (Joh 18:39) But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover: will ye therefore that I release unto you the King of the Jews? (Joh 18:40) Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.