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June 2020 Updates

Pontius Pilate’s Name Is Found on 2,000-Year-Old Ring.

In 2018, archaeologist discovered for the second time on the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman procurator who interrogated Jesus / Yeshua and then ordered him crucified, has turned up in the archaeological record. The first time his name and title were found engraved in a stone discovered in 1961 in secondary use at Caesarea Maritima. Another seal ring was discovered in the late 1960s at the Herodium, a desert palace just outside of Bethlehem, also had the inscription “of Pilates.”

The badly corroded ring with the inscription on it was finally read using advanced photographic techniques. The copper alloy ring was probably may have not been worn by Pontius Pilate but more likely worn by someone who was authorized to act on Pilate's authority and who would use the seal to create official communications. These discoveries give us a great deal of confidence in the historical details contained in the Hebrew Bible.

Have a lovely day.

Mike “The Digger” John

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