I have been talking about how Pontius Pilate becomes increasingly innocent over time in Christian accounts of the death of Jesus. One of my arguments is that the motive behind this exoneration of the Roman governor is an attempt to blame “the Jews” for killing their own messiah. This exoneration increases over time and after a while stops being at all subtle.
Check out this non-canonical account that allegedly gives Pilate’s own version of the matter. This is in an apocryphal ...Continue Reading →