Pontius Pilate (Paperback)
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Short Description for Pontius Pilate A finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the W.H. Smith Award brings Pontius Pilate, the man and myth, to life. Working from classical sources, Wroe takes readers to biblical Judea under the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius to witness the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the point of view of his executioner.
- Published: 15 March 2001
- Format: Paperback 432 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780375753978 ISBN 10: 0375753974
- Sales rank: 1,278,174
Full description for Pontius Pilate
The foil to Jesus, the defiant antihero of the Easter story, mocking, skeptical Pilate is a historical figure who haunts our imagination. For some he is a saint, for others the embodiment of human weakness, an archetypal politician willing to sacrifice one man for the sake of stability. In this dazzlingly conceived biography, a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Ann Wroe brings man and myth to life. Working from classical sources, she plunges us into the world of biblical Judaea under the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius and lets us see the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the point of view of his executioner.