ADVERTISING
 
Friday, December 14   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Media
Do the media in your country usually portray evangelical Christians accurately?



SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Archaeology
 

The name of Pilate deciphered on a ring discovered 50 years ago

The ring is engraved with a wine vessel surrounded by Greek letters spelling out “Pilatus”. Those rings were used to stamp official documents.

SOURCES Haaretz AUTHOR Evangelical Focus 30 NOVEMBER 2018 17:00 h GMT+1
The ring has the name of Pilate written in Greek . / Haaretz

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has announced that the name of Pontius Pilate, the fifth prefect of the province of Judea, serving under Rome from 26 C.E. to 36 C.E, has been identified on a bronze ring discovered 50 years ago.



The ring was originally found by Hebrew University Professor Gideon Forster shortly after the Six-Day War in 1968-69, at the Herodion site near Bethlehem, the residency of Herod, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports.



However, the inscription been been deciphered now, with the use of a special camera at the Israel Antiquities Authority labs.



It is a small bronze ring, with an image of a wine vessel surrounded by the name “Pilate” in Greek engraved on it.



 



Although the ring was discovered 50 years ago, the inscription been been deciphered now. / Haaretz



Hebrew University Professor, Danny Schwartz, told Haaretz that Pilatus was a rare name in Israel: “I don’t know of any other Pilatus from the period and the ring shows he was a person of stature and wealth”.



That kind of ring was common in ancient times to seal letters and stamp official documents, so that researchers believe it was used by the governor in day-to-day work, or belonged to one of his officials or someone in his court, who would use it to sign in his name.



The Herodion fortress, where the ring was found, was built by King Herod. Following his death, it became a huge burial site, but part of the complex continued to be used by Roman officials. Experts say that Pilate might have used it as an administrative headquarters.


 

 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - The name of Pilate deciphered on a ring discovered 50 years ago
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA Kathy Bryan: Online sex trafficking in the USA

“Prostitution is nobody’s dream,  it’s a very traumatic lifestyle”, says Kathy Bryan, director of the Elevate Academy. She mentors former victims.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities Bulgaria: Evangelicals ask government to protect religious minorities

Christians rallied in Sofia on November 18 to defend their rights. It is the second Sunday of peaceful demonstrations against a new religion draft law that could severely restrict religious freedom and rights of minority faith confessions.

 
Photos: #WalkForFreedom Photos: #WalkForFreedom

Abolitionists marched through 400 cities in 51 countries. Pictures from Valencia (Spain), October 20.

 
Photos: Reaching people with disabilities Photos: Reaching people with disabilities

Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.

 
Photos: Hope for Europe Photos: Hope for Europe

Unity in Diversity is the theme of the conference. Representatives of Evangelical Alliances and many other church leaders gathered in Tallinn (Estonia).

 
VIDEO Video
 
“We need prayers for Bulgaria” “We need prayers for Bulgaria”

An interview with Pastor Vlady Raichinov, Vice President of the Bulgarian Evangelical Alliance.

 
The Impact of the Reformation on the social  reforms The Impact of the Reformation on the social reforms

David Hilborn, Principal, St. John's College, explains how has the Reformation view of justification led to social and political reforms.

 
The Manzanas case The Manzanas case

A short documentary about how retired pastors and widows of an evangelical denomination in Spain fight a legal battle for their pensions after the favourable ruling of the European Court of Human Rights.

 
‘Mediterráneo’ ‘Mediterráneo’

“Something will change if you have hunger and thirst for justice”, sings Spanish artist Eva Betoret in a song about the refugee crisis.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.