- Posted: June 03, 2022Categories: Ancient Coins, Medieval Coins, Ancient Roman CoinsRead more »
New Testament has reference to Biblical-Era Judean Bronze Prutahs coins. These coins had a more common name due to a very well known biblical story.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing.
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
- Posted: November 11, 2021Categories: Ancient Coins, Ancient Roman CoinsRead more »
Pontius Pilate was Governor of Judea from 26-36 AD under the Roman emperor Tiberius. He is one of the most infamous men in history because he gave the command to have Jesus Christ crucified.
The New Testament describes Pontius Pilate as a wavering judge. It says that Pilate initially exonerated Jesus before bending to the will of the crowd, and condemning him to death. But non-Biblical sources paint a much darker picture of the Governor of Judea. His reign was corrupt and full of bribery. Although this was typical behavior for a Roman Ruler, Pilate was more ruthless than others as he also willfully defied the Jewish people's traditions.
Pontius Pilate Bronze Prutah