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Pontius Pilate : Modern Library Paperbacks - Ann Wroe

Pontius Pilate

Modern Library Paperbacks

By: Ann Wroe

Paperback Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780375753978
Number Of Pages: 432

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The foil to Jesus, the defiant antihero of the Easter story, mocking, skeptical Pilate is a historical figure who haunts our imagination. For some he is a saint, for others the embodiment of human weakness, an archetypal politician willing to sacrifice one man for the sake of stability. In this dazzlingly conceived biography, a finalist for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Ann Wroe brings man and myth to life. Working from classical sources, she plunges us into the world of biblical Judaea under the reign of the erratic and licentious emperor Tiberius and lets us see the trial of Jesus, in all its confusion, from the point of view of his executioner.

"Pontius Pilate is a veritable treasure trove of history, legend, fascinating information and thought-provoking speculation."

ISBN: 9780375753978
ISBN-10: 0375753974
Series: Modern Library Paperbacks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.35