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Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory

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Description for Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory Hardback. A world-renowned classicist presents a thrilling revisionist biography of the Bible's most controversial figure. Translator(s): Carden, Jeremy. Num Pages: 240 pages, 3 maps. BIC Classification: 1QDAR; 3D; BGH; HBJF1; HBLA; HRCA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 218 x 152 x 25. Weight in Grams: 400.
The only historic figure outside the early Christian tradition to whom the Gospels ascribe a dialogue with Jesus is the first-century Roman prefect Pontius Pilate. Presiding over the trial and execution of Jesus, Pilate is a figure who has straddled history and legend for over two thousand years. Now, Aldo Schiavone presents a comprehensive, revisionist biography of Pilate that meticulously reconstructs the social, religious and political context in which his fateful encounter with Jesus took place. Drawing on a wealth of original research, Schiavone weaves together the sources, from epigraphs to the Gospels, from Josephus to Tacitus and Philon, to ... Read more

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About Aldo Schiavone
Aldo Schiavone is the author of Spartacus and was a professor of Roman law at the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane, which he founded. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he lives in Rome. Jeremy Carden lived in Italy from 1987 to 2014. Now based in the UK, he works as a freelance translator.

Reviews for Pontius Pilate: Deciphering a Memory
In this slender, elegantly translated work geared toward lay readers, Schiavone navigates between memory
by the four writers of the Gospels, especially John, 'the closest to the context of first century Palestine'
and history
Josephus and Philo of Alexandria, 'two first-century intellectuals'
to help in the reconstruction of these contested events . . . . A levelheaded, engaging reading of the Gospels and historical ... Read more

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